melos

[ mel-os, -ohs, mee-los, -lohs ]
/ ˈmɛl ɒs, -oʊs, ˈmi lɒs, -loʊs /

noun

the succession of musical tones constituting a melody.

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Origin of melos

First recorded in 1730–40, melos is from the Greek word mélos song, tune

Definition for melos (2 of 3)

Melos
[ mee-los, -lohs, mel-os, -ohs; Greek mee-laws ]
/ ˈmi lɒs, -loʊs, ˈmɛl ɒs, -oʊs; Greek ˈmi lɔs /

noun

a Greek island in the Cyclades, in the SW Aegean: statue, Venus de Milo, found here 1820. 51 sq. mi. (132 sq. km).
Also Milo, Milos.

OTHER WORDS FROM Melos

Me·li·an [mee-lee-uh n, meel-yuh n] /ˈmi li ən, ˈmil yən/, adjective, noun

Definition for melos (3 of 3)

Melo
[ mey-loh; Spanish me-law ]
/ ˈmeɪ loʊ; Spanish ˈmɛ lɔ /

noun

a city in NE Uruguay.
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British Dictionary definitions for melos

Melos
/ (ˈmiːlɒs) /

noun

an island in the SW Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades: of volcanic origin, with hot springs; centre of early Aegean civilization, where the Venus de Milo was found. Pop: 4771 (2001). Area: 132 sq km (51 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Mílos
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