from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or containing a pleasing succession of sounds; tuneful.
  • adj. Agreeable to hear: a melodious voice; the melodious song of a bird.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a pleasant melody or sound; tuneful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Containing, or producing, melody; musical; agreeable to the ear by a sweet succession of sounds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing or characterized by melody; musical; agreeable to the ear; characterized by a pleasant succession of sounds.
  • Producing agreeable, especially musical, sounds.
  • Synonyms Tuneful, sweet, dulcet. See euphony.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a musical sound; especially a pleasing tune
  • adj. containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody


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