Definition of Melic
1. Noun. Any of various grasses, of the genus ''Melica'', from north temperate regions ¹
2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Greek lyric verse ¹
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Definition of Melic
1. pertaining to song [adj] - See also: song
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Literary usage of Melic
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1. A History of Greek Literature: From the Earliest Period to the Death of by Frank Byron Jevons (1894)
"melic, the third division of lyric poetry, derives its name from the Greek ... melic poetry was composed in strophes, and it was also always sung to music; ..."
2. The Sounds and Inflections of the Greek Dialects by Herbert Weir Smyth (1894)
"... of melic Poetry. 62.] Archilochos (Epodes). Forms not in consonance with the native ... installed itself early in favour with the purely melic poets. ..."
3. Greek Lyric Poetry: A Complete Collection of the Surviving Passages from the by George Stanley Farnell (1891)
"I purpose in this article to give a brief connected sketch of the course followed by melic poetry, noticing especially the influence exerted upon its ..."
4. Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association by American philological association (1898)
"SINCE the appearance of my article on Mute and Liquid in Greek melic Poetry, in the last number of the TRANSACTIONS (Vol. XXVIII, pp. ..."
5. A Short History of Greek Literature from Homer to Julian by Wilmer Cave France Wright (1907)
"CHAPTER VII melic POETRY THE semi-mythical figure of Olympus represented the development of the music of the Asiatic flute, and so played a part in the ..."
6. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 93 by Harvard University (1896)
"Of the mint-marks that distinguish the melic type of anapaest, some are absolute, others relative. The specific characteristics of melic ..."
7. The Book of Grasses: An Illustrated Guide to the Common Grasses, and the by Mary Francis Baker (1912)
"... and the loosely flowered panicles of narrow, long spikelets are usually ' tinged with purple. m J> Narrow Melk-grass If diea •*&• Narrow melic-grass. ..."