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Meaning of MONODY

Pronunciation:  'mânudee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)

MONODY is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: monophonic music
 See Also: music



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mon"o*dy\, n.; pl. {Monodies}. [L. monodia, Gr. ?, fr. ?
singing alone; ? single + ? song: cf. F. monodie. See {Ode}.]
A species of poem of a mournful character, in which a single
mourner expresses lamentation; a song for one voice.

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