ame·​lod·​ic (ˈ)ā-mə-ˈlä-dik How to pronounce amelodic (audio)
: not relating to, containing, constituting, or made up of melody : not melodic
The tension is augmented by Jan Radzynski's score, a taut, deliberately amelodic piece for two violins that often approximate the sounds made by a nest of disturbed hornets.Joseph H. Mazo, Women's Wear Daily, 21 Apr. 1980
amelodically adverb
Then, as the theatergoers arrived, he began to play amelodically, as if tuning his instrument. Mark Singer, Mr. Personality, (1988) 2005

Word History


a- entry 2 + melodic

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amelodic was in 1966

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“Amelodic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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