diaphony


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diaphony

(daɪˈæfənɪ)
n
1. (Classical Music) a style of two-part polyphonic singing; organum or a freer form resembling it
2. (Music, other) (in classical Greece) another word for dissonance3 Compare symphony5a
[C17: from Late Latin diaphōnia, from Greek, from diaphōnos discordant, from dia- + phōnē sound]
diaphonic adj
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interferential diaphony in Bistritsa; an investigation into a multi-part singing tradition in a middle-western Bulgarian village.