adjective ame·lod·ic \(ˈ)ā-mə-ˈlä-dik\

Definition of amelodic

  1. :  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


\(ˈ)ā-mə-ˈlä-di-k(ə-)lē\ play adverb Then, as the theatergoers arrived, he began to play amelodically, as if tuning his instrument. — Mark Singer, Mr. Personality, (1988) 2005

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Origin and Etymology of amelodic

2a- + melodic

First Known Use: 1966

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capable of being understood in two ways

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