) KEY NOUN: pl. mon·o·dies
- An ode for one voice or actor, as in Greek drama.
- A poem in which the poet or speaker mourns another's death.
- A style of composition dominated by a single melodic line.
- A style of composition having a single melodic line; monophony.
- A composition in either of these styles.
Late Latin mondia
, from Greek monidi
+ aoid, id
; see wed-2
in Indo-European rootsOTHER FORMS:mo·nodic
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