me·​lo·​di·​ous | \ mə-ˈlō-dē-əs How to pronounce melodious (audio) \

Definition of melodious

1 : having a pleasing melody
2 : of, relating to, or producing melody

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Other Words from melodious

melodiously adverb
melodiousness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for melodious


euphonious, lyric, lyrical, mellifluent, mellifluous, mellow, melodic, musical



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Examples of melodious in a Sentence

preferred the melodious sounds of the woodlands to anything produced in a concert hall a particularly melodious ringtone that was instantly recognizable

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Mason Bates’ melodious score was likewise big and bold, with the tonal flavor of an adventurous matinee movie. Laura Bleiberg,, "Barak Ballet at the Broad Stage: New moves for a company on the verge," 1 July 2018 The look felt appropriate to the subtle menace moving within the highly melodious pop-rock music Spoon presented. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Best and worst of Summerfest Day 5: Greta Van Fleet, Chromeo, Rick Springfield and more," 1 July 2018 But the melodious tones that graced the airways for over 30 years sound a bit different today. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "The radio man without a voice," 15 June 2018 In Germany, the nightingale, that most melodious nocturnal wonder, was traded by the quart like a commodity. Adrian Higgins, sacbee, "Fertilize your creative spirit with these gardening books," 8 June 2018 Their melodious deliveries were complemented by the gruffer voice and more theatrical likes of Dixon. Lorraine Ali,, "NBC's 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live' shouldn't have worked. Here's why it did," 2 Apr. 2018 Despite the tracks melodious sound, Boogie still is able to squeeze in some braggadocio bars in the quick, barely-three-minute track. Mackenzie Cummings-grady, Billboard, "A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Drops New Track 'Right Moves,' Plans To Release New Music Every Day This Week," 20 Mar. 2018 His cinematic staging, while sometimes theatrically arresting and filled with intriguingly weird imagery, often goes against the grain of this melodious French Romantic warhorse. John Von Rhein,, "Splendid cast gives Gounod his due in muddled 'Faust' at Lyric Opera," 4 Mar. 2018 For the past 17 years, listeners of All Classical Portland (KQAC-FM) have grown familiar with the melodious baritone of senior announcer Robert McBride., "All Classical Portland host will go off air with live studio show," 24 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of melodious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of melodious

: having a pleasing melody : having or making a pleasant musical sound


me·​lo·​di·​ous | \ mə-ˈlō-dē-əs How to pronounce melodious (audio) \

Kids Definition of melodious

: having a pleasant musical sound

Other Words from melodious

melodiously adverb

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