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melody

 
Noun melody has 2 senses
  1. tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
    --1 is a kind of music
    --1 has parts: phrase, musical phrase
    --1 has particulars:
     flourish, fanfare, tucket; glissando; roulade; leitmotiv, leitmotif; theme song; signature, signature tune, theme song; theme, melodic theme, musical theme, idea; part, voice
    Derived form: verb melodize1
  2. melody, tonal pattern - the perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes
    --2 is a kind of musical perception
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