[mel-os, -ohs, mee-los, -lohs]
- the succession of musical tones constituting a melody.
Origin of melos
First recorded in 1730–40, melos is from the Greek word mélos song, tune
[mee-los, -lohs, mel-os, -ohs; Greek mee-laws]
- 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.
[mey-loh; Spanish me-law]
- a city in NE Uruguay.
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Examples from the Web for melos
The second extends from the peace of Nicias to the massacre of Melos.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
She felt as one might who should catch the Venus of Melos cutting capers.Jewel Weed
Alice Ames Winter
One from Melos, in the Athens Museum, has a porte-caustique.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times
John Stewart Milne
Yet we only know the Venus of Melos from the island where she was discovered.The Bases of Design
The Venus of Melos stands as the chief feature of one gallery.
- 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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