verb (used without object), mel·o·dized, mel·o·diz·ing.
  1. to make melody.
  2. 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. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for melodise



  1. (tr) to provide with a melody
  2. (tr) to make melodious
  3. (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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