adjective me·lo·di·ous \mə-ˈlō-dē-əs\

: having a pleasing melody : having or making a pleasant musical sound

Full Definition of MELODIOUS

:  having a pleasing melody
:  of, relating to, or producing melody
me·lo·di·ous·ly adverb
me·lo·di·ous·ness noun

Examples of MELODIOUS

  1. <preferred the melodious sounds of the woodlands to anything produced in a concert hall>
  2. <a particularly melodious ringtone that was instantly recognizable>

First Known Use of MELODIOUS

14th century

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

Rhymes with MELODIOUS

MELODIOUSNESS Defined for Kids


adjective me·lo·di·ous \mə-ˈlō-dē-əs\

Definition of MELODIOUS for Kids

:  having a pleasant musical sound
me·lo·di·ous·ly adverb


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