monody

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin monodia, from Ancient Greek μονῳδία (monōidía).

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Noun[edit]

monody (plural monodies)

  1. An ode, as in Greek drama, for a single voice, often specifically a mournful song or dirge.
  2. Any poem mourning the death of someone; an elegy.
  3. A monotonous or mournful noise.
  4. (music) A composition having a single melodic line.

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