Vocabulary Set 4

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Vocabulary Set 4
2013-06-16 21:13:30

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  1. melodious
    to describe something that sounds like music, like a babbling brook or a little boy's soft humming
  2. melodic
    containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody; of or relating to melody
  3. ariose
    having a melody (as distinguished from recitative)
  4. cantabile
    smooth and flowing (music)
  5. canorous
    richly melodious
  6. harmonic
    of or relating to harmony as distinct from melody and rhythm

  7. plangency
    having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant

  8. resonant
    sound that is deep and rich. It also can mean deeply evocative
  9. plangent
    loud and resounding;
  10. coloration
    appearance with regard to color; the timbre of a musical sound
  11. vocalize
    utter speech sounds; utter with vibrating vocal chords
  12. enunciate
    similar to pronunciation, but describes more specifically how clearly someone expresses themselves
  13. warble
    to sing in an uneven, quavering voice. You won't win any singing contests if you warble the songs
  14. quaver
    give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency; sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
  15. croon
    sing softly
  16. strum
    sound the strings of
  17. fathom
    to understand it thoroughly, and is usually used in the negative