from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An ode for one voice or actor, as in Greek drama.
- noun A poem in which the poet or speaker mourns another's death.
- noun A style of composition dominated by a single melodic line.
- noun A style of composition having a single melodic line; monophony.
- noun A composition in either of these styles.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A poem in which grief for the death of the subject of the poem is expressed.
- noun In music:
- noun A style of composition in which one voice-part decidedly preponderates in interest over the others; homophony: opposed to polyphony, in which all the voice-parts are equally important.
- noun A piece written in monodic style; a melody, tune, or air, usually for the voice.
- noun A composition written in one part only; a solo. Also
- noun Monotonous sound; monotonousness of sound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A species of poem of a mournful character, in which a single mourner expresses lamentation; a song for one voice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An
ode, as in Greek drama, for a single voice, often specifically a mournful song or dirge.
- noun Any
poemmourning the deathof someone; an elegy.
- noun A monotonous or mournful noise.
- noun music A
compositionhaving a single melodicline.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Late Latin monōdia, from Greek monōidiā : mono-, mono- + aoidē, ōidē, song; see wed- in Indo-European roots.]
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From Latin monodia, from Ancient Greek μονῳδία.
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