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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: melodie, from Late Latin, from Greek meloidia 'music', from melos 'arm or leg, musical phrase, song' + aeidein 'to sing'

melody

noun
     
mel‧o‧dy plural melodies
[uncountable and countable]APM a tune:
They played some lovely melodies.
a haunting melody
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