Need another word that means the same as “melody”? Find 21 synonyms and 30 related words for “melody” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Melody” are: air, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, strain, tune, music, theme, subject, part, song, refrain, jingle, piece, musicality, musicalness, melodiousness, tunefulness, lyricism, sweetness, euphony
Melody as a Noun
Definitions of "Melody" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “melody” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- The principal part in harmonized music.
- The aspect of musical composition concerned with the arrangement of single notes to form a satisfying sequence.
- A sequence of single notes that is musically satisfying; a tune.
- The perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes.
- A succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence.
- Sweet music; tunefulness.
Synonyms of "Melody" as a noun (21 Words)
|air||Referring to the use of aircraft.|
He began to put on airs and think he could boss us around.
|euphony||The tendency to make phonetic change for ease of pronunciation.|
The poet put euphony before mere factuality.
|jingle||A metallic sound.|
The jingle of a bridle.
|line||A line marking the starting or finishing point in a race.|
A freephone advice line.
|lyricism||An artist’s expression of emotion in an imaginative and beautiful way; the quality of being lyrical.|
His lyricism is never at the expense of verbal clarity.
|melodic line||A course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning.|
|melodic phrase||An expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence.|
|melodiousness||The property of having a melody.|
|music||The art or science of composing or performing music.|
The background music of softly lapping water.
|musicality||The property of sounding like music.|
The natural musicality of the language.
|musicalness||The property of sounding like music.|
|part||The appropriate or expected behaviour in a particular role or situation one s duty.|
He tried to sing the tenor part.
|piece||A share of something.|
Each employee owns a piece of the company.
|refrain||The part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers.|
|song||A musical composition suggestive of a song.|
The song of bullets was in the air.
|strain||A force tending to pull or stretch something to an extreme or damaging degree.|
The accusations put a strain on relations between the two countries.
|subject||A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures someone who is an object of investigation.|
He had been thinking about the subject for several years.
|sweetness||The quality of being sweet.|
I ve just got to go sweetness.
|theme||A setting given to a restaurant, pub, or leisure venue, intended to evoke a particular country, historical period, culture, etc.|
An Irish theme pub.
|tune||A succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence.|
The clarinet was out of tune.
|tunefulness||The property of having a melody.|
Usage Examples of "Melody" as a noun
- Her great gift was for melody.
- He picked out an intricate melody on his guitar.
- We have the melody and bass of a song composed by Strozzi.
Associations of "Melody" (30 Words)
|acoustic||Of or relating to the science of acoustics.|
Acoustic properties of a hall.
|arpeggio||A chord whose notes are played in rapid succession rather than simultaneously.|
|ballad||A poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas Traditional ballads are typically of unknown authorship having been passed on orally from one generation to the next.|
|chord||Play sing or arrange notes in chords.|
The triumphal opening chords.
|clarion||Proclaim on or as if on a clarion.|
A clarion call.
|ensemble||The coordination between performers executing an ensemble passage.|
The buildings in the square present a charming provincial ensemble.
|flute||Form flutes in.|
A flute of champagne.
|guitar||A stringed musical instrument, with a fretted fingerboard, typically incurved sides, and six or twelve strings, played by plucking or strumming with the fingers or a plectrum.|
|harmonize||Bring into consonance or accord.|
The colors don t harmonize.
|harp||Play the harp.|
You need to stop harping on her age.
|harpsichord||A keyboard instrument with horizontal strings which run perpendicular to the keyboard in a long tapering case, and are plucked by points of quill, leather, or plastic operated by depressing the keys. It is used chiefly in European classical music of the 16th to 18th centuries.|
|instrument||Write an instrumental score for.|
Execution involves signature and unconditional delivery of the instrument.
|music||Musical activity singing or whistling etc.|
You have to face the music.
|octave||The interval between the two notes at the extremes of an octave.|
|orchestrate||Arrange or score (music) for orchestral performance.|
The situation has been orchestrated by a tiny minority.
|orchestration||The act of arranging a piece of music for an orchestra and assigning parts to the different musical instruments.|
He described the setting of tax policy as a delicate orchestration of factors.
|piano||(music) low loudness.|
The piano passages in the composition.
|piccolo||A small flute; pitched an octave above the standard flute.|
|pizzicato||A note or passage that is played pizzicato.|
An inspired pizzicato movement by the Philharmonic strings.
|playing||The act of playing a musical instrument.|
|rehearsal||A practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert.|
I ve had a fortnight in rehearsal.
|rhythm||The basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music.|
The rhythm of Frost s poetry.
|singing||The act of singing vocal music.|
My mother had a beautiful singing voice.
|staccato||A piece or passage marked to be performed staccato.|
I find arpeggio playing is easily done staccato.
|symphony||A long and complex sonata for symphony orchestra.|
Autumn is a symphony of texture and pattern.
|tremolo||A mechanism in an organ producing a tremolo effect.|
|tune||Tell (something) to (someone.|
The suspension was tuned for a softer ride.
|viol||Any of a family of bowed stringed instruments that preceded the violin family.|
|viola||Large genus of flowering herbs of temperate regions.|
|violin||Bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow.|