- a not having a musical sound or pleasing tune
- a lacking melody
- Convinced that "everyone is tired of unmelodious music," Friml hopes that his first new operetta since 1934, a "real Frenchie" confection called Rendezvous in Paris, will tinkle .
- To the nation's TV critics, who have greeted the series with unmelodious hoots, Lang retorts: "They wouldn't be able to tell which were made for television and which were made .
- In 1948, Russia's leading composers were summoned to a meeting and warned of the evils of the unmelodious music of Western modernists.