mel·​ic ˈme-lik How to pronounce melic (audio)
: of or relating to song : lyric
especially : of or relating to Greek lyric poetry of the seventh and sixth centuries b.c.

Word History


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

First Known Use

1699, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of melic was in 1699

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“Melic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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