melodize

[ mel-uh-dahyz ]
/ ˈmɛl əˌdaɪz /

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.

Nearby words

  1. melodion,
  2. melodious,
  3. melodiously,
  4. melodise,
  5. melodist,
  6. melodrama,
  7. melodramatic,
  8. melodramatize,
  9. melody,
  10. meloid

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

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British Dictionary definitions for melodise

melodize

melodise

/ (ˈmɛləˌdaɪz) /

verb

(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
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