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verb (used with object), mel·o·dized, mel·o·diz·ing.
  1. to make melodious.
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verb (used without object), mel·o·dized, mel·o·diz·ing.
  1. to make melody.
  2. to blend melodiously.
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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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Historical Examples

  • He only is a painter who can melodize and harmonize hue—if he fail in this, he is no member of the brotherhood.

    On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2)

    John Ruskin

British Dictionary definitions for melodize



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

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

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