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Definition 1: the perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for melody in the sense of this definition

(melody is a kind of ...) the auditory perception of musical sounds

Definition 2: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where melody or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was humming an air from Beethoven

Synonyms for melody in the sense of this definition

(melody is a kind of ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

(... is a kind of melody ) (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments

"he entered to a flourish of trumpets" "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"

(... is a kind of melody ) the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music

"he tried to sing the tenor part"

(... is a kind of melody ) (music) melodic subject of a musical composition

"the theme is announced in the first measures" "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"

(... is a kind of melody ) a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program

(... is a kind of melody ) a melody that recurs and comes to represent a musical play or movie

(... is a kind of melody ) a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)

(... is a kind of melody ) (music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable

(... is a kind of melody ) a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale

(melody is a part of ...) a short musical passage

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