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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
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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.
Conversely, all the above patterns can be successfully incorporated into homophonic and paronymic structures alike.
Even the sacred works on this excellent CD, the fourth in Hyperion's Bach's Contemporaries series, show numerous unexpected twists and turns, from the intensely expressive and unexpected dissonances of the homophonic choral writing in the Litaniae de Venerabili Sacramento, (surprising also for its vocal solos that begin with one voice and end with another), to the Invitatorium, one of four pieces taken from the thirteen-movement Officium Defunctorum, where throbbing string chords are hauntingly repeated ritornello-like between the various verses and refrains.
Not least among them is the fact that no one who thumbed through it could ever again call "A"-21 a homophonic translation.
18) And in a play which, starting with the homophonic joke in its title, persistently makes much ado about noting (1.
But there is a special character to Wittgenstein's poetic performances that is illuminated by another meaning of the German verb dichten, or more precisely by the meaning of a homophonic verb dichten, which has come to be associated with the poetic verb by a folk etymology meaning "to concentrate," "make dense," or "to pack.
The homophonic horrors took a bite out of the National Underwriter in a piece about the Texas insurance department.
Under each rime, the syllables were divided into sheauyunn "small rimes," which were groups of homophonic characters.
Or take this homophonic tour de farce: Have you heard about the successful perfume manufacturer?
The main subject is homophonic in character, written like a hymn, solemn in its anguish (una corda).
In the polyphonic sections, each vocal part was well-delineated creating a clear and transparent texture, and in the unison, or homophonic parts, of the work the chorus sang with a beautiful blend of voices.
Hymn," written in the four-part choral style, explores voicing within a homophonic texture and also requires extensive pedaling.