Definitions for "Monody"
Keywords:  solo, laments, continuo, sung, poem
A species of poem of a mournful character, in which a single mourner expresses lamentation; a song for one voice.
a style of vocal writing developed late in C16 in reaction to polyphony; solo song characterized by recitative-like declamation and accompanied by the thorough-bass.
A style of accompanied solo singing that evolved in the early Baroque in which the meaning of the text was expressed in a flexible vocal line.
A musical composition with only a single melody line.