Definition of Monody

1. Noun. Music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment).

Exact synonyms: Monophonic Music, Monophony
Generic synonyms: Music
Derivative terms: Monodical, Monophonic
Antonyms: Polyphonic Music, Polyphony



Definition of Monody

1. n. A species of poem of a mournful character, in which a single mourner expresses lamentation; a song for one voice.

Definition of Monody

1. Noun. An ode, as in Greek drama, for a single voice, often specifically a mournful song or dirge. ¹

2. Noun. Any poem mourning the death of someone; an elegy. ¹

3. Noun. A monotonous or mournful noise. ¹

4. Noun. (music) A composition having a single melodic line. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monody

1. an elegy performed by one person [n -DIES] : MONODIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monody

monodist
monodists
monodomain
monodomains
monodon
monodons
monodont
monodrama
monodramas
monodramatic
monodrame
monodrames
monodromic
monodromies
monodromy
monody (current term)
monodynamic
monodynamism
monoecia
monoecian
monoecies
monoecism
monoecisms
monoelectronic
monoene
monoenergetic
monoenergetically
monoenes

Literary usage of Monody

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1. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History, Critical and Biographical, of by Robert Chambers (1844)
"Gray has praised his monody on his wife's ... [From the monody.] In vain I look around O'er all the well-known ground, My Lucy's wonted footsteps to descry ..."

2. A Guide to the Best Fiction in English by William Winter, George Saintsbury, Ernest Albert Baker (1918)
"monody FOR AUGUSTIN DALY. Long he slumbers: will he waken, greeting, as he used to do, With his kindly, playful smile, his old companions, me and you? ..."

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