Definition of melic in English:


Syllabification: mel·ic
Pronunciation: /ˈmelik


  • (Of a poem, especially an ancient Greek lyric) meant to be sung.
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    • Although the metre and dialect are Dorian, the poems breathe the spirit of Aeolian melic poetry.


late 17th century: via Latin from Greek melikos, from melos 'song'.

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