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Monody Definition

A Greek ode sung by a single actor and lamenting a person's death. A modern example is Monody on the Death of a Platonist Bank Clerk by John Betjeman.


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Other Monody Definition

[n] music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)

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monophonic music

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Misc. Definitions

\Mon"o*dy\, n.; pl. {Monodies}. [L. monodia, Gr. ?, fr. ? singing alone; ? single + ? song: cf. F. monodie. See {Ode}.] A species of poem of a mournful character, in which a single mourner expresses lamentation; a song for one voice.

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