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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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