Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun melody

2 senses of melody

Sense 1
tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase -- (a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven")
       => music -- (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)

Sense 2
melody, tonal pattern -- (the perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes)
       => musical perception -- (the auditory perception of musical sounds)

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