homophony

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ho·moph·o·ny

 (hō-mŏf′ə-nē)
n. pl. ho·moph·o·nies
1. The quality or condition of being homophonic.
2. Homophonic music.

homophony

(hɒˈmɒfənɪ)
n
1. (Linguistics) the linguistic phenomenon whereby words of different origins become identical in pronunciation
2. (Music, other) part music composed in a homophonic style

ho•moph•o•ny

(həˈmɒf ə ni, hoʊ-)

n.
1. homophonic music.
2. the quality or state of being homophonous.
[1770–80; < Greek]

homophony

1. music in which one voice carries the melody, sometimes with a ehord accompaniment.
2. Obsolete, unison. Also called monody, monophony. — homophonous, adj.
See also: Music
the state or condition of a letter, word, or symbol having the same sound as another but a different meaning, regardless of sameness or difference in spelling, as choirlquire. — homophonic, homophonous, adj.
See also: Sound
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homophony - the same pronunciation for words of different origins
pronunciation - the manner in which someone utters a word; "they are always correcting my pronunciation"
2.homophony - part music with one dominant voice (in a homophonic style)
part music - vocal music for several voices in independent parts (usually performed without accompaniment)