melody melody  /ˈmɛ lə di/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
  2. (n) the perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes

Usage(s):

  1. The lyrics to the song Mamma Mia confess to erotic obsession and serial masochism, but the perky melody puts the pain at an ironic distance.
  2. With its easy melody and universal rhythm Me Llaman Calle walks proudly in the shadow of Bob Marley, the last guy who made world music this disarmingly simple.
  3. Singing in an Auto-Tuned monotone with little regard for melody, West sounds ghostly as he recounts his romantic failures in brutal detail.

News

  1. PHOTO: Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Griswold Home Care in Lebanon

    Melody Lehman, right, owner and director of Griswold Home Care, holds an oversized scissors as she and office manager Angela Wolfe, left, prepare to cut the ribbon officially opening the business at 200 Schneider Drive in Lebanon on Friday.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Lebanon Daily News

  2. Meet the team, see the shirts at Fall City Days

    Members of the Fall City Days Committee, (pictured belowm from left, Amy Jones, Meghan Brady, Melody Tjossem, Judy Dix and Libby James) show off logo wear for sale as part of Saturday's full festival The committee worked on the design of this year’s t-shirts and hat logo with Joanne Rayl and Raindance Sportswear.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Snoqualmie Valley Record

  3. 40th Annual Daytime EMMY® Awards Smithsonian Presentation

    The National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences announces that Melody Thomas Scott will pledge the young and the restless wedding gown to the Smithsonian on HLN's June 16th broadcast. (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10829979.htm
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "There's no sides - there's no North and South in 'Arirang,"' Maazel told The Associated Press after the triumphant performance that brought the orchestra's trip full-circle. "It's a melody for everybody. All these artificially created...
    on Feb 28, 2006 By: Lorin Maazel Source: 940 News

  2. Keaveny said of Frusciante: "His range, from minimalist melody lines, through choppy Hendrixian chord voicings, all the way up to eleven with wailing metal tinged blues, gives him the edge over many in the list. For that I salute him."
    on Apr 9, 2010 By: Shaun Keaveny Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. "Along with Irving Berlin, Gershwin basically invented the popular song, but he did something more," Wilson said in a press release. "He had a gift for melody that nobody has ever equaled, yet his music is timeless and always accessible. This...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Brian Wilson Source: Spinner

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