Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A performer or composer of melodies

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A composer or singer of melodies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A composer or singer of songs and melodies: sometimes opposed to harmonizer.
  • n. A collection of songs, melodies, tunes, etc.

Etymologies

melody +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He's a little fed up with people asking how a drummer can be such a skilled melodist: "I'm approaching melody as a human being, not as a percussionist."

    The Percussionist as Melodist

  • Young was a master melodist who had composed some of the most luscious songs of the era “Love Letters,” “Stella by Starlight,” “My Foolish Heart”.

    Empire of Dreams

  • His enviable gifts as a melodist are evident throughout and finely straddle the line between the decorous and the deeply felt.

    Terence Blanchard: Free Will And 'Choices'

  • And in doing this latest record, I was forced into becoming a melodist by my producer because he kept saying what you're doing is really interesting.

    Kaki King Dreams of Melody, 'Revenge'

  • Corgan is a skillful melodist in everything from pseudocountry to metal, but he'll repeat a catchy phrase to death, as if congratulating himself for thinking of it.

    Under The Grunge

  • In a way, it has been Puccini's misfortune to be remembered primarily as a melodist.

    Puccini Was Not Just a Melodist

  • But Steiner was a far better melodist; his tunes like the themes from Now, Voyager or A Summer Place just have a distinctiveness that Newman's themes don't.

    Power-Ful

  • Mr. LANSING: He is normally a very good melodist and normally really writes a good tune, but that song is meandering.

    Holiday Songs You Love... and Loathe

  • A terrific musician, but a real dud as a melodist.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • Previn is a wonderful musician, but as a melodist, he is a total dud; the big love song, "I Like Myself," is a poor man's version of Bernstein's "Lucky to Be Me" from the stage version of On the Town, and all the other songs basically sound like good ideas for tunes, as opposed to actual good tunes.

    Archive 2006-04-01

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