verb (used with object), mel·o·dized, mel·o·diz·ing.

to make melodious.

verb (used without object), mel·o·dized, mel·o·diz·ing.

to make melody.
to blend melodiously.

Also especially British, mel·o·dise.

Origin of melodize

First recorded in 1655–65; melod(y) + -ize
Related formsmel·o·diz·er, nounun·mel·o·dized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for melodise




(tr) to provide with a melody
(tr) to make melodious
(intr) to sing or play melodies
Derived Formsmelodizer or melodiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for melodise

see melodize; also see -ize. Related: Melodised; melodising.


1660s, from melody + -ize. Related: Melodized; melodizing.

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