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Late Latin, from Greek melopoiïa, from melopoiein to write a lyric poem, to set to music, from melo- melo- entry 1 + poiein to make
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“Melopoeia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melopoeia. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.
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