melopoeia

noun mel·o·poe·ia \ˌmeləˈpē(y)ə\

Definition of melopoeia

plural

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  1. 1 :  melody

  2. 2 :  the art or theory of inventing melody

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Origin and Etymology of melopoeia

Late Latin, from Greek melopoiïa, from melopoiein to write a lyric poem, to set to music, from melo- 1melo- + poiein to make — more at poet


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