noun, plural mon·o·dies.
- a style of composition in which one part or melody predominates; homophony, as distinguished from polyphony.
- a piece in this style.
- monophony(def 1).
Origin of monody
Examples from the Web for monody
First attempts in the Recitative style, in the melodious song for a single voice (Monody) and in the Concertante style.Musical Myths and Facts, Volume II (of 2)|Carl Engel
He is chiefly remembered by his Monody on the death of his wife.A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature|John W. Cousin
In 1797 lines 5-10 were restored to the Man of Ross and omitted from the Monody.
To censure it in a Monody or Sonnet is almost as absurd as to dislike a circle for being round.
The Monody on his wife's death has the merit of sincere feeling, expressed in one or two passages poetically.The Age of Pope|John Dennis