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  • adj. Not melodic.

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  • adj. lacking melody


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  • [Footnote 15: The step-and-a-half (augmented second) is "unmelodic" because it is the same size as a _minor third_ and the mind finds it difficult to take in as a _second_ (notes representing it being on adjacent staff-degrees) an interval of the same size as a third.] 1 whole 2 half 3 whole 4 whole 5 whole 6 whole 7 half 8 step step step step step step step

    Music Notation and Terminology

  • Celine Dion was terrified of bears, but, to be fair, the bears were terrified of her horse-like face and unmelodic screeching, and so nothing came of the plan.

    The Singing Bears Of Madawaska

  • His songs are both undramatic (most of them are cabaret-style specialty numbers that stop the action dead in the water) and unmelodic (the tunes are reminiscent of Mel Brooks on an off day).

    Into the Woods Once Again

  • She had an unmelodic name—Nina Goldblatt—and she was a professional dancer.

    Born Standing Up

  • Hovering uncertainly between speaking and singing, the voice remains unmelodic, with wayward, part-improvised lyrics which are usually clearly audible despite slurred, irregular phrasing.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • The song is constructed by re- recording the rhymeless dialogue of Thatcher and Burke with singing, albeit unmelodic voices; the result is akin to an operetta.

    Archive 2007-04-22

  • Which has been my problem all night: unmelodic songs!

    "American Idol" -- It Came From the Nineties.

  • To my ear, the chant was unmelodic, at once haunting and monotonous.

    Coyote Medicine

  • At a signal from Ululiapa the female crescent began to snake and wend - its way back toward the edge of the clearing, accompanied by an unmelodic but rhythmic drone from the musicians.

    The Howling Stones

  • “My brother Caepio would have come,” said young Cato in his harsh and unmelodic voice, “except that he's out of Rome with Catulus's army-a contubernalis, if you know that term.”

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