Meaning of melody

mel•o•dy

Pronunciation: (mel'u-dē), [key]
— pl. -dies.
  1. musical sounds in agreeable succession or arrangement.
    1. the succession of single tones in musical compositions, as distinguished from harmony and rhythm.
    2. the principal part in a harmonic composition; the air.
    3. a rhythmical succession of single tones producing a distinct musical phrase or idea.
  2. a poem suitable for singing.
  3. intonation, as of a segment of connected speech.

Mel•o•dy

Pronunciation: (mel'u-dē), [key]
— n.
  1. a female given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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