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mon·o·dy  audio  (mn-d) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. mon·o·dies
  1. An ode for one voice or actor, as in Greek drama.
  2. A poem in which the poet or speaker mourns another's death.
  3. Music
    1. A style of composition dominated by a single melodic line.
    2. A style of composition having a single melodic line; monophony.
    3. A composition in either of these styles.

ETYMOLOGY:
Late Latin mondia, from Greek monidi : mono-, mono- + aoid, id, song; see wed-2 in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
mo·nodic  (m-ndk) KEY  or mo·nodi·cal  (--kl) KEY (Adjective), mo·nodi·cal·ly(Adverb), mono·dist  (mn-dst) KEY (Noun)


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