melodic

Something that's tuneful or pretty to listen to is melodic. If your French teacher has a friendly smile and a melodic voice, you could probably sit and listen to her talk for hours.

Anything sweet sounding — a bird's trill, a poet's voice, or the tune you sing in the shower — is melodic. A more technical meaning of the word is "containing melody," the definition a professional musician might use. Melody is a quality of music defined as "tunefulness" or "a satisfying series of notes." Music teachers play melodic patterns for their students to duplicate, and composers sometimes combine melodic phrases to form a symphony. The Greek root of melodic is melos, or "song."

Definitions of melodic
  1. adjective
    containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody
    synonyms: melodious, musical
    ariose, songlike
    having a melody (as distinguished from recitative)
    canorous, songful
    richly melodious
    cantabile, singing
    smooth and flowing
    dulcet, honeyed, mellifluous, mellisonant, sweet
    pleasing to the ear
    lyrical
    suitable for or suggestive of singing
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    Antonyms:
    unmelodic, unmelodious, unmusical
    lacking melody
  2. adjective
    of or relating to melody
    melodic harmony”
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