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n. pl. po·lyph·o·nies
Music with two or more independent melodic parts sounded together.
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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]
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po•lyph•o•ny(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.
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the combination of a number of separate but harmonizing melodies, as in a fugue. Cf. homophony. — polyphonic, polyphonous, adj.See also: Music
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Music with independent melodies interwoven.
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|Noun||1.||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
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polyphony[pəˈlɪfənɪ] N → polifonía f
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n (Mus) → Polyfonie f
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polyphony[pəˈlɪfənɪ] n (Mus) → polifonia
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