Usage examples for melody

  1. They march round in a circle, beating these and singing a very simple melody in a minor key on four notes. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  2. A new thought or a fleeting melody called him elsewhere. – Edgar Saltus: The Man by Marie Saltus
  3. Remote yet distinct, like a dream of a bird- song, came a simple melody from a distant field. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  4. Not one but had the spirit of melody within him; and there we were, officers and crew, all singing away together like mad people, or as if our lives depended on the noise we made. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  5. Little Nell: a melody – Life of Charles Dickens by Frank Marzials
  6. Yes; he who loved Shelley so well as I could not fail to hear the melody of- Music to hear, why hearest thou music sadly? – Confessions of a Young Man by George Moore
  7. Surely this audience had never heard such a melody – In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon
  8. My name shall not pass away like a soft tone or a sweet melody – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  9. How glorious such a scene must be, When prayer and praise ascend to Thee In one glad voice of melody Eternal Lord! – Heart Utterances at Various Periods of a Chequered Life. by Eliza Paul Kirkbride Gurney
  10. The peculiar power of music is to open to the imagination a limitless career, to lend itself with astonishing facility to all the moods of each one, to arouse or calm, with the sounds of the simplest melody our accustomed sentiments, our favorite affections. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  11. " It was like a sheet of gold at our feet," said Gabrielle in a voice of melody – The Hated Son by Honore de Balzac
  12. As for the plaintive music, no Western ear can discern in it anything resembling a real melody but the gods should find delight in it, because it is certainly performed for them to- day exactly as it used to be performed twenty centuries ago. – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
  13. There was something in the tone of the count's words- a simple pathos, and almost a melody which interested Harry Clavering. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  14. My great uncle sang some melody from the capital. – Romance of the Rabbit by Francis Jammes
  15. Yet he played, in Paul's ear, the comforting melody of Pan, and the glory of the Vision once more flooded Paul's senses, and the factory and Budge Street and the Buttons and the scullery faded away like an evil dream. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  16. These fingers shall Forget the sword whose music is men's groans, And on sweet strings draw out the heart of love To give the world the key of melody – Semiramis and Other Plays Semiramis, Carlotta And The Poet by Olive Tilford Dargan
  17. The song bubbled out in Patricia's best notes, rippling in silver waves through a golden atmosphere of pure melody – Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge by Pemberton Ginther
  18. They who could not understand her soul were made spiritual, as it were, by the magic of her beauty- they who had no heart for poetry had ears, at least, for the melody of her voice. – The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  19. The night wind was whispering, it was like an alluring melody – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  20. Sometimes a song or a strain of melody would recall her to a sense of the present, for she was passionately fond of music. – Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville by Mary Somerville