Definition of Melodic phrase
1. Noun. A succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence. "She was humming an air from Beethoven"
Specialized synonyms: Fanfare, Flourish, Tucket, Glissando, Roulade, Leitmotif, Leitmotiv, Theme Song, Signature, Signature Tune, Theme Song, Idea, Melodic Theme, Musical Theme, Theme, Part, Voice
Generic synonyms: Music
Terms within: Musical Phrase, Phrase
Derivative terms: Melodious, Melodious, Melodize
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Literary usage of Melodic phrase
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1. The Principles of Expression in Pianoforte Playing by Adolph Friedrich Christiani (1885)
"A melodic phrase is a short melodic sentence, or figure, formed by an unbroken succession of melodic-ally arranged notes. The extent or length of melodic ..."
2. Trouvères and Troubadours: A Popular Treatise by Pierre Aubry (1914)
"... Here is seen a melodic phrase made up of two sub- phrases (distinctions) A + B. This melodic phrase is repeated (A' + B'), then carried on by a variable ..."
3. Music in the Public Schools: A Manual of Suggestions for Teachers by Elbridge Ward Newton (1909)
"With any pitch from bt> to f, as 1, dictate orally and from, the interval 3-5 staff the interval 2-5 in the melodic phrase 3 5_ £> 3 2 £> i. ..."
4. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1881)
"The final couplet introduces a new rhyme, and, it may be concluded, а new melodic phrase which serves by way of climax and conclusion. ..."
5. The Music Dramas of Richard Wagner and His Festival Theatre in Bayreuth by Albert Lavignac (1898)
"... melodic phrase in the " Spell of Good Friday." SCENE III. — The great incantation of ... containing an airt or rather a melodic phrase by ..."