"polyphonic" Definition

  1. a. Having a multiplicity of sounds.
  2. a. Characterized by polyphony; as, Assyrian polyphonic characters.
  3. a. Consisting of several tone series, or melodic parts, progressing simultaneously according to the laws of counterpoint; contrapuntal; as, a polyphonic composition; -- opposed to homophonic, or monodic.

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Word Type: a., a., a.,
Words that start with "polyphonic": 1
Words that end with "polyphonic": 1
Words that contain "polyphonic": 1
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English Dictionary Definition of polyphonic

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