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 Meanings and Examples of MELODY
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melody
 n.  musical sounds in agreeable succession or arrangement
Classic Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
1  There was something about the tragic melody and Lorena's lost love that mingled with her own excitement and brought a lump into her throat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  They sang one Negro melody after another, while the mulatto sat rocking himself, his head thrown back, his yellow face lifted, his shrivelled eyelids never fluttering.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VII
3  But four parts are altogether necessary to the perfection of melody.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
4  The melody, which no weakness could destroy, gradually wrought its sweet influence on the senses of those who heard it.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
5  The beast still continued its rolling, and apparently untiring movements, though its ludicrous attempt to imitate the melody of David ceased the instant the latter abandoned the field.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
6  The sage started, and bent his head aside, as if to catch the fleeting sounds of some passing melody.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
7  The leaves of the overhanging maple rustled with melody in the wind of youthful summer.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 12
8  Towards Findlater's church a quartet of young men were striding along with linked arms, swaying their heads and stepping to the agile melody of their leader's concertina.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
9  They would sing so for hours, melody after melody, glee after glee, till the last pale light died down on the horizon, till the first dark night clouds came forth and night fell.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
10  Decidedly Villona was in excellent spirits; he kept up a deep bass hum of melody for miles of the road.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In AFTER THE RACE
11  One hand played in the bass the melody of Silent, O Moyle, while the other hand careered in the treble after each group of notes.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In TWO GALLANTS
12  His softly padded feet played the melody while his fingers swept a scale of variations idly along the railings after each group of notes.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In TWO GALLANTS
13  He liked music but the piece she was playing had no melody for him and he doubted whether it had any melody for the other listeners, though they had begged Mary Jane to play something.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
14  Her eyes caught the melody and echoed it in radiance, then closed for a moment, as though to hide their secret.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5
15  Hagar, in a fine dramatic melody, promised both, and proceeded to call up the spirit who would bring the love philter.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWO
Example Sentence:
1  The family, is Mulan for the father of story; affection, is this story; affection, is A Bing the moon reflected in the melody.
2  The success of a popular composer depends on his melody.
3  It is a simple melody with complex harmonies.
4  As you begin to compose, improvise on that melody and see where it naturally wants to take you.
5  Ever present, they absorb the viscous lava of contempo culture through their pores, let it course through their veins ‘til a diffuse plexus of melodies and rhythms form, and then release the bubbly potion onto an unsuspecting audience.
6  His previous fusions of jazz, pop and African melodies have proved highly successful.
7  He was eating an apple, and giving a long, melodious whoop, at intervals, followed by a deep-toned ding-dong-dong, ding-dong-dong.