melodic phrase

Definitions of melodic phrase

n a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

air, line, melodic line, melody, strain, tune
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fanfare, flourish, tucket
(music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments
a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale
(music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable
leitmotif, leitmotiv
a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)
theme song
a melody that recurs and comes to represent a musical play or movie
signature, signature tune, theme song
a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program
idea, melodic theme, musical theme, theme
(music) melodic subject of a musical composition
part, voice
the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music
slide, swoop
(music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
motif, motive
a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music
(music) the presentation of a musical theme
a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished
the principal part of a duet (especially a piano duet)
the second or lower part of a duet (especially a piano duet)
voice part
a part written for a singer
accompaniment, backup, musical accompaniment, support
a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
bass, bass part
the lowest part in polyphonic music
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an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

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