[muh-loh-dee-uh s]


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

Origin of melodious

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Medieval Latin word melōdiōsus. See melody, -ous
Related formsme·lo·di·ous·ly, adverbme·lo·di·ous·ness, nounnon·me·lo·di·ous, adjectivenon·me·lo·di·ous·ly, adverbnon·me·lo·di·ous·ness, nouno·ver·me·lo·di·ous, adjectiveo·ver·me·lo·di·ous·ly, adverbo·ver·me·lo·di·ous·ness, nounun·me·lo·di·ous, adjectiveun·me·lo·di·ous·ly, adverbun·me·lo·di·ous·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for melodiously



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 melodiously



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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