Meaning

Primary

Melody

Alternative

Tune

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

If you follow the law of rotation while you play music you'll end up with a lovely melody. If you don't, you'll miss all the cues on beat that rotation gives you and it will sound like crap.

Reading

せんりつ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You should be able to read this on your own.

Context

Context Sentences

あの家からは、いつも美しいピアノの旋律が聞こえていました。

I could always hear the melody of a beautiful piano from that house.

Kanji Composition