melodious

adjective
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 This is its own kind of triumph in an EV, where the lack of a melodious engine can magnify wind and road noise. Annie White, Car and Driver, "2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Is Ford's Best EV Ever," 15 Dec. 2020 Just as importantly, this is a very Tina Fabrique Christmas show as well, as well as a very TheaterWorks quality production which lifts spirits at a time when such melodious cheer is sorely needed. courant.com, "‘A Very Ella Christmas’ brings the spirit of Ella Fitzgerald back to TheaterWorks in online concert special," 15 Dec. 2020 His innovative guitar work kept people coming back for more of the band’s melodious, meandering jams. Bill Van Niekerken, SFChronicle.com, "Jerry Garcia: See rare photos of the Grateful Dead legend from The Chronicle’s archives," 5 Aug. 2020 The beloved bird is universally endearing with its brilliant blue and orange plumage and melodious chortle. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin’s Bluebird Comeback: Beautiful native bird is thriving with human help," 25 June 2020 Varying not only the line but also the volume of your calls enhances their melodious effects. Michael Hanback, Outdoor Life, "25 Top Spring Turkey Hunting Tips," 20 Apr. 2020 It's powered by the melodious naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine that sings gloriously on the way to its 9000-rpm redline. Mihir Maddireddy, Car and Driver, "Final 991-Gen Porsche 911 Going to Auction for Coronavirus Relief," 11 Apr. 2020 The elegant, supple, quasi-melodious recitatives for the Evangelist and Jesus are unaccompanied; the lucid choral writing is dramatic, but understated. New York Times, "Before Bach, He Was Germany’s Greatest Composer," 20 Mar. 2020 Given the content of the passage, these melodious ingredients were completely appropriate. Caitlin Lovinger, New York Times, "Variety: Acrostic," 3 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of melodious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Cite this Entry

“Melodious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melodious. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for melodious

melodious

adjective
How to pronounce melodious (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of melodious

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

melodious

adjective
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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