[ muh-loh-dee-uh s ]
/ məˈloʊ di əs /


of the nature of or characterized by melody; tuneful.
producing melody; sweet-sounding; musical.

Nearby words

  1. melodic interval,
  2. melodic minor scale,
  3. melodics,
  4. melodie,
  5. melodion,
  6. melodiously,
  7. melodise,
  8. melodist,
  9. melodize,
  10. melodrama

Origin of melodious

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Medieval Latin word melōdiōsus. See melody, -ous

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for melodious


/ (mɪˈləʊdɪəs) /


having a tune that is pleasant to the ear
of or relating to melody; melodic
Derived Formsmelodiously, adverbmelodiousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for melodious



late 14c., from Old French melodios "melodious; delightful" (French mélodieux), from Medieval Latin melodiosus, from Latin melodia (see melody). Related: Melodiously; melodiousness.

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