Meaning of melodious in English:


Pronunciation /mɪˈləʊdɪəs/

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  • 1Relating to or characterized by melody.

    ‘the melodious chant of the monks’
    • ‘Liszt tells the poet's story with music that is memorably melodious and dramatic; this is one of the highlights among the thirteen.’
    • ‘Josef Suk can always be counted upon to produce good, well crafted and melodious music and these three compositions certainly live up to that description.’
    • ‘In contrast, the dances of Asia stand out for their splendid colour and costumes and melodious instrumental music and drum beats.’
    • ‘About a year later Flagello wrote Sea Cliffs, which is a melodious, sentimental, short work for string orchestra.’
    • ‘I also enjoyed Howard Shelley's playing in the concluding Allegro moderato which is also very melodious.’
    • ‘By comparison, their playing was straight, sometimes lumpy, with no attempts to arch the phrases in a melodious fashion.’
    • ‘It's a good song, catchy and melodious with decent lyrics.’
    • ‘From 1912, this piece, in the key of E minor, is very expressive and melodious with an element of sadness.’
    • ‘Boubil and Schonberg created a score with countless showstoppers linked with recitative that is melodious and easily understood.’
    • ‘Daniel was quite busy playing a melodious viola-violin duet with Delia.’
    • ‘They sang beautifully, several melodious old tunes I'd never heard before.’
    • ‘Somewhere in the distance in the once quiet forest, a bird started to sing a melodious tune.’
    • ‘No sooner had the melodious Chopin finished when a newfangled Gershwin song was beating away.’
    • ‘A golden bird sang a melodious song as it sat, perched in a glittering green tree.’
    • ‘The conductor and the orchestra have played the melodious and popular classics ad infinitum and they want a change.’
    • ‘Running her tiny fingers on the keyboard, Ksemya plays such melodious music that the after-effect lingers on for a while.’
    • ‘The 64 melodious polyphonic ring tones, which are composed on a Yamaha piano, offer a wide variety of choices, from classical to New Age and even funk.’
    • ‘The cassette has one soulful, melodious stretch of instrumental music that is sure to be soothing to anyone listening to it.’
    • ‘This recording is exciting, gorgeous, weaving the rhythm of the drum with melodious strings, wind instruments and female chant.’
    • ‘Some of the most popular and melodious Bulgarian hits invited everyone to dance even though there was little space for hand waving and impressive steps.’
    1. 1.1Pleasant-sounding.
      ‘he heard a fruity melodious voice’
      • ‘Organisers feel it is a great opportunity for the public to hear the pleasant and melodious jazz harmonies in a great natural environment and mountains during August summer nights.’
      • ‘His melodious and lyrical voice cradled the cries of infants and raged passionately against the dying of the light.’
      • ‘He spoke with his ladies in a friendly, melodious voice as he carried out boxes of expensive, impractical footwear for their pleasure and delight.’
      • ‘For 2002, this is going to be the first musical night with high voltage voices of Anuradha Sriram and Malgudi Subha and the melodious voice of Unni Menon.’
      • ‘But Sylvia had the sort of melodious and cultured voice which defied classification; her English and Afrikaans were of a high order.’
      • ‘Though untrained, she had a natural melodious voice.’
      • ‘‘Our guitarist does backflips while he plays,’ says Brown, in a soft, melodious voice.’
      • ‘Thanks for adding your rich voice to this melodious group.’
      • ‘In Asha's case, it was her melodious voice that led her to Carnegie Hall.’
      • ‘But given the right platform, those blessed with a melodious voice can certainly go places.’
      • ‘His high range of melodious voice and the magic in it seemed spellbinding.’
      • ‘Her parents were Carnatic music teachers too, and her home was always full of melodious voices.’
      • ‘An enterprising and chirpy Manju enthralled the crowd with her melodious voice.’
      • ‘She may not have the usual melodious voice, but that is not a negative, she explains.’
      • ‘It is a keen ear which remarks the melodious quality of a voice coming from a crowd.’
      • ‘There's a lot of practice and determination, and loads of effort that go to create the melodious voice on the film music track.’
      • ‘Kitty's melodious voice broke into his thoughts.’
      • ‘Her voice, soft and melodious, carried throughout the small café easily so that there wasn't a single corner that wasn't untouched by her voice.’
      • ‘Lamar's voice had a sweet melodious sound to it.’
      • ‘In her clear, melodious voice, she stated that she was naturally empathic-she could feel the emotions of others- and that she was a telepath.’
      harmonious, tuneful, melodic, musical, dulcet, round, sweet-sounding, sweet-toned, silvery, silvery-toned, euphonious, mellifluous, lyrical, soothing
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Late Middle English from Old French melodieus, from melodie (see melody).