melodious

[muh-loh-dee-uh s]
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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
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Related Words for melodiously

harmonious, mellifluously, melodiously, musically

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British Dictionary definitions for melodiously

melodious

adjective
  1. having a tune that is pleasant to the ear
  2. of or relating to melody; melodic
Derived Formsmelodiously, adverbmelodiousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for melodiously

melodious

adj.

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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