polyphonic definition

  • adjective:
    • Music Of, relating to, or characterized by polyphony.
    • Linguistics Having several phonetic values.
    • of, or relating to polyphony
    • having two or more independent but harmonic melodies; contrapuntal
    • in a position to play several music note as well
    • Having a multiplicity of sounds.
    • described as polyphony.
    • Consisting of a number of tone series, or melodic parts, advancing simultaneously in line with the guidelines of counterpoint; contrapuntal; ; -- against homophonic, or monodic.
    • having two or more phonetic values
    • of or associated with or described as polyphony
    • having two or more separate but harmonically associated melodic parts sounding together
  • others:
    • Capable of becoming read or pronounced much more than one-way: said of a written character.
    • comprising or having many voices or noises.
    • In music: Noting a technique of structure or a-work by which a couple of voice-parts tend to be simultaneously combined without losing their independent character, however with harmonious effect; contrapuntal: opposed on a single part to monodic, monophonic, and homophonic, and on another to harmonic: because, a fugue is a polyphonic as a type of structure
    • Noting a guitar that will be effective at producing more than one tone at any given time, as an organ or a harp. Additionally polyphonous.

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