What is another word for unmelodious?

Pronunciation: [ʌnmɛlˈə͡ʊdɪəs] (IPA)

Unmelodious is a word used to describe something that is unpleasant to hear or lacks musicality. There are several synonyms to this word, some of which include disharmonious, discordant, cacophonous, jarring, and dissonant. These words can be used to describe anything from a person's singing to the sound of an instrument. Other synonyms for unmelodious include harsh, grating, strident, raucous, and shrill. Each of these words can be used to convey the idea of something that is unpleasant or uncomfortable to listen to, creating a sense of discord or discomfort in the listener. These words can be useful when describing music, sounds, or even speech patterns and tones.

What are the hypernyms for Unmelodious?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for unmelodious?

Unmelodious refers to something that does not produce a pleasant or harmonious sound. Its antonyms are words that represent sounds that are pleasing to the ears. Melodious is the direct opposite of unmelodious and means something that is pleasant to listen to. Harmonious, tuneful, and musical are also antonyms of unmelodious. Sonorous and euphonious signify sounds that have beauty and richness. Dulcet and sweet suggest a gentle, soothing sound. Unison and symphony represent sounds that are well-coordinated and in harmony. So, if someone says that a sound is unmelodious, you can describe a better alternative using one of these antonyms.

Usage examples for Unmelodious

From a very prosy, tiresome, unmelodious singer, it is suddenly transformed for a brief moment into a lyric poet of great power.
"Ways of Nature"
John Burroughs
I have still a circumstance to relate which makes his singing the more marvelous and marks an "O.K." on my efforts to make a Chinese with a dull, unmelodious, unmusical voice succeed.
"Sixty Years of California Song"
Margaret Blake-Alverson
Rowland vented his confusion in dealing a rap with his stick at the animal's unmelodious muzzle, and then rapidly left the house.
"Roderick Hudson"
Henry James

Famous quotes with Unmelodious

  • It has been remarked by foreigners that the English are particularly fond of bell-ringing; and indeed most of our churches have a ring of bells in the steeple, partly appropriated to that purpose. These bells are rung upon most occasions of joy and festivity, and sometimes at funerals, when they are muffled, and especially at the funerals of ringers, with a piece of woolen cloth bound about the clapper, and the sounds then emitted by them are exceedingly unmelodious, and well fitted to inspire the mind with melancholy… Ringing the bells backwards is sometimes mentioned, and probably consisted in beginning with the largest bell and ending with the least; it appears to have been practiced by the ringers as a mark of contempt or disgust.
    Joseph Strutt
  • Will there never come a season Which shall rid us from the curse? Of a prose which knows no reason And an unmelodious verse: When the world shall cease to wonder At the genius of an Ass, And a boy's eccentric blunder Shall not bring success to pass:
    James Kenneth Stephen
  • For my own part I have never been able to understand how he [Hitler] was capable, with his unmelodious and raucous voice, with his crude, often un-Germanically constructed sentences, and with a conspicuous rhetoric entirely at odds with the character of the German language, of winning over the masses with his speeches, of holding their attention and subjugating them for such appalling lengths of time.
    Victor Klemperer

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