Melody (זַמרָה, zimrah', a song or music, of the voice, Isa 51:3 [" psalm," Ps 81:2; Ps 98:5], or of an instrument, Am 5:23; metaphorically, a song of the land, i.e. its " best fruits," Ge 43:11; נָגִן, nagan', to strike, i.e. sound a musical chord, Isa 23:13, elsewhere " play" =ψάλλω, Eph 5:19, elsewhere " sing") is strictly a musical science, the pleasing variation between notes of a different pitch in the same part or strain, in distinction from harmony, which is the accord of sounds between the different parts; but in general terms 'it is synonymous with music or sweetness of sound. SEE MUSIC.

Definition of melody

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