[ muh-loh-dee-uh s ]
/ məˈloʊ di əs /


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


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Origin of melodious

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

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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 forms of melodious

melodiously, adverbmelodiousness, noun
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