Definition of melody
- whilst all the winds with melody are ringing
- —P. B. Shelley
- a hummable melody
- the piper's fingers play the melody on a pipe called a chanter
- —Pat Cahill
He wrote a piece that includes some beautiful melodies.
a composer known for his love of melody
He sang a few old-fashioned melodies.
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: a pleasing series of musical notes that form the main part of a song or piece of music
: a song or tune
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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