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 (hŏm′ə-fŏn′ĭk, hō′mə-)
1. Having the same sound.
2. Having or characterized by a single melodic line with accompaniment.

[From Greek homophōnos : homo-, homo- + phōnē, sound; see phone2.]


1. (Linguistics) of or relating to homophony
2. (Music, other) of or relating to music in which the parts move together rather than independently
ˌhomoˈphonically adv


(ˌhɒm əˈfɒn ɪk, ˌhoʊ mə-)

1. of or pertaining to music in which one part or melodic line predominates; chordal.
2. having the same sound.
[1875–80; < Greek homóphōn(os) (see homo-phonous) + -ic]
hom`o•phon′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.homophonic - having the same sound
same - closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree; "curtains the same color as the walls"; "two girls of the same age"; "mother and son have the same blue eyes"; "animals of the same species"; "the same rules as before"; "two boxes having the same dimensions"; "the same day next year"
2.homophonic - having a single melodic line with accompaniment
monophonic - consisting of a single melodic line


[ˌhɒməˈfɒnɪk] ADJhomófono
References in classic literature ?
In our opinion, the generalizations happen by the homophonic working of different pictures of the same face which we have come across in the most different conditions and situations, once pale, once reddened, once cheerful, once earnest, once in this light, and once in that.
Terminology is inconsistently defined; for example, Williams gives considerable attention to describing homophonic texture but uses the phrase "subdominant suspensions" without explanation.
Creative Translation : This includes found poems, erasure poems, other genres of found or erasure work,creative mis/translation, homophonic translation, and related works.
Then there are the marks not made by lion, but frost, the body "crewelled" with them--a homophonic nod to the cruel death, but also an association with another era, when that kind of embroidery would have been done.
This motif took on dynamic form at the end of the exhibition, in a 16-mm film, Palm Reading, Reading Palms, 2014, that plays on the homophonic relationship (in both Spanish and English) between the palm tree and the palm of the hand.
But what truly makes Georgian music unique is definitely the early polyphonic music that probably developed and survived in a largely homophonic environment because of Georgia's landscape.
21) Here chou was a frequent homophonic loan for chou in unofficial, lowbrow writings (see below).
The settings are more homophonic with only occasional use of counterpoint, and calls and answers between sections.
These words are, letter-wise, tautonyms but not homophonic tautonyms.
She begins with the Cratylus where a homophonic connection is made between the Greek words for 'hero,' 'eros,' and 'questioning' ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]).
Synopsis: "Joseph Riepiel's Theory of Metric and Tonal Order: Phrase and Form" offers a clear and consistent English translation of Riepel's first two volumes, which contain a substantially complete presentation of the first and most influential comprehensive compositional and analytical theory that relates to the major homophonic instrumental forms of the eighteenth century, the symphony, concerto, and sonata.