melopoeia

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μελοποιΐα (melopoiḯa), from μελοποιός (melopoiós, song-maker, lyric poet), from μελο- (melo-, melo-) + ποιεῖν (poieîn, to make) + -ία (-ía, -ia).

Noun[edit]

melopoeia (countable and uncountable, plural melopoeiae or melopoeias)

  1. (obsolete) Art of composing melodies.