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melody

noun

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a rhythmic series of musical tones arranged to give a pleasing effect
  • this week, we'll learn to play a more complicated melody on the saxophone

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The first known use of melody was in the 13th century

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“Melody.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/melody. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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