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n. pl. po·lyph·o·nies
Music with two or more independent melodic parts sounded together.

po·lyph′o·nous adj.
po·lyph′o·nous·ly adv.


n, pl -nies
1. (Music, other) polyphonic style of composition or a piece of music utilizing it
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) the use of polyphones in a writing system
[C19: from Greek poluphōnia diversity of tones, from poly- + phōnē speech, sound]
poˈlyphonous adj
poˈlyphonously adv


(pəˈlɪf ə ni)

1. a musical technique or style in which two or more melodic lines are in equitable juxtaposition.
2. representation of different sounds by the same letter or symbol.
[1820–30; < Greek polyphōnía variety of tones. See poly-, -phony]
po•lyph′o•nous, adj.
po•lyph′o•nous•ly, adv.

polyphony, polyphonism

the combination of a number of separate but harmonizing melodies, as in a fugue. Cf. homophony. — polyphonic, polyphonous, adj.
See also: Music


Music with independent melodies interwoven.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polyphony - music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
counterpoint - a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies
monody, monophonic music, monophony - music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)


[pəˈlɪfənɪ] Npolifonía f


n (Mus) → Polyfonie f


[pəˈlɪfənɪ] n (Mus) → polifonia
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