melic

adjective
mel·​ic | \ ˈme-lik How to pronounce melic (audio) \

Definition of melic

: of or relating to song : lyric especially : of or relating to Greek lyric poetry of the seventh and sixth centuries b.c.

First Known Use of melic

1699, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for melic

Latin melicus, from Greek melikos, from melos song — more at melody

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“Melic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melic. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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