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 (hŏm′ə-fŏn′ĭk, hō′mə-)
1. Having the same sound.
2. Having or characterized by a single melodic line with accompaniment.

[From Greek homophōnos : homo-, homo- + phōnē, sound; see phone2.]
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1. (Linguistics) of or relating to homophony
2. (Music, other) of or relating to music in which the parts move together rather than independently
ˌhomoˈphonically adv
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(ˌhɒm əˈfɒn ɪk, ˌhoʊ mə-)

1. of or pertaining to music in which one part or melodic line predominates; chordal.
2. having the same sound.
[1875–80; < Greek homóphōn(os) (see homo-phonous) + -ic]
hom`o•phon′i•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.homophonic - having the same sound
same - closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree; "curtains the same color as the walls"; "two girls of the same age"; "mother and son have the same blue eyes"; "animals of the same species"; "the same rules as before"; "two boxes having the same dimensions"; "the same day next year"
2.homophonic - having a single melodic line with accompaniment
monophonic - consisting of a single melodic line
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[ˌhɒməˈfɒnɪk] ADJhomófono
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In our opinion, the generalizations happen by the homophonic working of different pictures of the same face which we have come across in the most different conditions and situations, once pale, once reddened, once cheerful, once earnest, once in this light, and once in that.
In between, the little vignette incorporates much two-voice writing without a single four-voice homophonic passage, all of which differentiates it from the later "classic" Parisian narrative chanson of the sort exemplified by Passereau's II est bel et bon, with its tiny snippets of imitation that almost immediately dissolve into full-textured homophonic writing.
Together these concentrated pieces total approximately eight and a half minutes." In this work, homophonic motifs contrasted with cascading or pyramiding motifs highlight not only the interesting harmonies and texture changes, but also the colors of the three brass.
Though the Mass is basically homophonic in character, the short bursts of polyphony were very clearly and precisely sung.
This sort of homophonic translation is a medium of linguistic exchange drastically different from the usual models of translation, which aim to transmit the meaning of a foreign text at the necessary cost of sacrificing the sound of every one of its syllables.
I also encourage students to focus on how the melody and harmony interrelate, particularly in homophonic textures.
Even the sacred works on this excellent CD, the fourth in Hyperion's Bach's Contemporaries series, show numerous unexpected twists and turns, from the intensely expressive and unexpected dissonances of the homophonic choral writing in the Litaniae de Venerabili Sacramento, (surprising also for its vocal solos that begin with one voice and end with another), to the Invitatorium, one of four pieces taken from the thirteen-movement Officium Defunctorum, where throbbing string chords are hauntingly repeated ritornello-like between the various verses and refrains.
Homophonic, contrapuntal and quasi-antiphonal textures alternate to create a kaleidoscope of styles.
Nanino's madrigal is a mixture of clear chordal declamation and motivic imitation, and homophonic writing is also found in Palestrina's madrigal in the anthology.
* The homophonic horrors took a bite out of the National Underwriter in a piece about the Texas insurance department.
In the Chiehyunn, all syllables were first analyzed into four tones: pyng, shanq, chiuh, and ruh; each tone was then broken down into yunn "rimes." Under each rime, the syllables were divided into sheauyunn "small rimes," which were groups of homophonic characters.
Also below the swastika are the numbers 516888, which is a homophonic with the Chinese phrase "??????," which means "I am all the way rich rich rich." The photographer circled the swastika in red and incredulously wrote in all caps "WHAT," before posting it on the social media platform Reddit yesterday.