Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 413 (Melody)

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#413. Melody. Concord. -- N. melody, rhythm, measure; rhyme &c.(poetry) 597.

pitch, timbre, intonation, tone.

scale, gamut; diapason; diatonic chromatic scale[obs], enharmonic scale[obs]; key, clef, chords.

modulation, temperament, syncope, syncopation, preparation, suspension, resolution.

staff, stave, line, space, brace; bar, rest; appoggiato[obs], appoggiatura[obs]; acciaccatura[obs].

note, musical note, notes of a scale; sharp, flat, natural; high note &c.(shrillness) 410; low note &c. 408; interval; semitone; second, third, fourth &c.; diatessaron[obs].

breve, semibreve[Mus], minim, crotchet, quaver; semiquaver, demisemiquaver, hemidemisemiquaver; sustained note, drone, burden.

tonic; key note, leading note, fundamental note; supertonic[obs], mediant[obs], dominant; submediant[obs], subdominant[obs]; octave, tetrachord[obs]; major key, minor key, major scale, minor scale, major mode, minor mode; passage, phrase.

concord, harmony; emmeleia[obs]; unison, unisonance[obs]; chime, homophony; euphony, euphonism[obs]; tonality; consonance; consent; part.

[Science of harmony] harmony, harmonics; thorough-bass, fundamental- bass; counterpoint; faburden[obs].

piece of music &c. 415[Fr]; composer, harmonist[obs], contrapuntist (musician) 416.

V. be harmonious &c. adj.; harmonize, chime, symphonize[obs], transpose; put in tune, tune, accord, string.

Adj. harmonious, harmonical[obs]; in concord &c. n., in tune, in concert; unisonant[obs], concentual[obs], symphonizing[obs], isotonic, homophonous[obs], assonant; ariose[obs], consonant.

measured, rhythmical, diatonic[obs], chromatic, enharmonic[obs].

melodious, musical; melic[obs]; tuneful, tunable; sweet, dulcet, canorous[obs]; mellow, mellifluous; soft, clear, clear as a bell; silvery; euphonious, euphonic, euphonical[obs]; symphonious; enchanting &c. (pleasure-giving) 829; fine-toned, full-toned, silver-toned.

Adv. harmoniously, in harmony; as one &c. adj.

Phr. " the hidden soul of harmony " [Milton].