amelodic

adjective
ame·​lod·​ic | \ (ˈ)ā-mə-ˈlä-dik How to pronounce amelodic (audio) \

Definition of amelodic

: 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

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Other Words from amelodic

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

First Known Use of amelodic

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amelodic

a- entry 2 + melodic

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“Amelodic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amelodic. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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