Polychord

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Pol´y`chord


a.1.Having many strings.
n.1.(Mus.) A musical instrument of ten strings.
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Contemporary characteristics visible in his songs include the frequent use of unorthodox key and chord relationships, and tonalities that are often mixed or polychordal. Nevertheless, Finzi's tonalities never stray so far as to be unidentifiable.
Layering, often in groups of three horns, produces polychordal sound masses.