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

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
Recent Examples on the Web But on January 5th some were woken by the less melodious rattle and crump of distant battle. The Economist, "Al-Shabab and Iran An attack on American forces in Kenya raises questions and concerns," 11 Jan. 2020 Her voice—low, melodious—was at odds with her body language: skittish, almost ill at ease. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, "Linda Boström Knausgård’s Post-“Struggle” IKEA Trip," 30 Dec. 2019 For most, this was the introduction to James Blake: a melodious yet fractured voice, filtered through a dubstep clubber’s lens. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 40 Greatest Dance Albums of the Decade: Staff List," 26 Nov. 2019 The melodious voice sounds like a Broadway star, and there are plenty of other clues in the costume that point to our prediction. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "Who Is the Thingamajig on 'The Masked Singer'? It's Actually Quite Obvious," 25 Sep. 2019 The most upvoted reply, a mini masterpiece, came from a user with a melodious writing style. Wired, "Forget Mensa! All Hail the Low IQ," 24 Sep. 2019 Inside, melodious Chinese hwamei birds chirp in tall white cages, dramatic art works adorn the walls, while giant bromeliads and orchids brighten each corner. Jenni Marsh, CNN, "Why pro-democracy troublemaker Jimmy Lai is the only Hong Kong multi-millionaire standing up to China," 27 Aug. 2019 At the stroke of every hour, a melodious trumpeting from St. Mary’s Basilica echoes throughout Krakow’s Old Town, a legacy that dates back seven centuries. Malavika Bhattacharya, National Geographic, "Why is everyone going to Krakow?," 23 July 2019 Singing along The most unique characteristic of the New Guinea singing dog is their singing, which sounds like a melodious howl. Kelly Wilkinson, Indianapolis Star, "3 of the rarest dogs in the world live in Beech Grove — and they can sing!," 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of melodious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Jan 2020

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“Melodious.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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How to pronounce melodious (audio)

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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