of, relating to, or being a melisma; the style of singing several notes to one syllable of text - an attribute of some Islamic and Gregorian chants.

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  • melismatic — MELISMÁTIC, Ă, melismatici, ce, s.f., adj. (muz.) 1. s.f. Totalitatea ornamentelor dintr o compoziţie; arta de a compune cu melisme. 2. adj. (Despre compoziţii) Cu melisme. – De la melismă. Trimis de cornel, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  melismátic …   Dicționar Român

  • melismatic — |melə̇z|mad.ik adjective Etymology: Greek melismat , melisma + English ic of music : relating to or having melisma : florid * * * melismatic / matˈik/ adjective Florid in melody, esp where one syllable is sung to a number of notes • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • melismatic — adjective see melisma …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • melismatic — See melisma. * * * …   Universalium

  • melismàtic — me|lis|mà|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • melismatic — mel·is·mat·ic …   English syllables

  • melismatic — /mɛləzˈmætɪk/ (say meluhz matik) adjective 1. performed as a melisma. 2. smoothly legato and pleasing to the ear …   Australian English dictionary

  • melisma — melismatic /mel iz mat ik/, adj. /mi liz meuh/, n., pl. melismas, melismata / meuh teuh/. Music. an ornamental phrase of several notes sung to one syllable of text, as in plainsong or blues singing. [1605 15; < Gk mélisma song, tune. See MELODY,… …   Universalium

  • Melisma — Melisma, in music, is the singing of a single syllable of text while moving between several different notes in succession. Music sung in this style is referred to as melismatic, as opposed to syllabic, where each syllable of text is matched to a… …   Wikipedia

  • Organum — This article is about a style of music. For the musical instrument, see organum (musical instrument). For the experimental music group, see David Jackman. Organum (  /ˈɔr …   Wikipedia

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