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pol·y·phon·ic

 (pŏl′ē-fŏn′ĭk)
adj.
1. Music Of, relating to, or characterized by polyphony.
2. Linguistics Having two or more phonetic values.

pol′y·phon′i·cal·ly adv.

polyphonic

(ˌpɒlɪˈfɒnɪk)
adj
1. (Music, other) music composed of relatively independent melodic lines or parts; contrapuntal
2. many-voiced
3. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics of, relating to, or denoting a polyphone
ˌpolyˈphonically adv

pol•y•phon•ic

(ˌpɒl iˈfɒn ɪk)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or marked by musical polyphony.
2. having more than one phonetic value, as the letter s, pronounced as voiced (z) in nose and voiceless (s) in salt.
[1775–85]
pol`y•phon′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.polyphonic - having two or more phonetic values; "polyphonic letters such as `a'"
linguistics - the scientific study of language
2.polyphonic - of or relating to or characterized by polyphony; "polyphonic traditions of the baroque"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
3.polyphonic - having two or more independent but harmonically related melodic parts sounding together
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
monophonic - consisting of a single melodic line
Translations

polyphonic

[ˌpɒlɪˈfɒnɪk] ADJ (Mus) → polifónico

polyphonic

adj (Mus) → polyfon

polyphonic

[ˌpɒlɪˈfɒnɪk] adj (Mus) → polifonico/a
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