songs with a couple of independent melodic components sounded collectively.
Musical surface consisting of several separate melodic voices, in the place of music with only one voice (monophony) or music with one dominant melodic sound followed by chords (homophony).
Multiplicity of sounds, such as the reverberations of an echo.
Plurality of noises and articulations expressed because of the exact same singing sign.
Composition in mutually related, equally important components which share the melody one of them; contrapuntal composition; -- in opposition to homophony, in which the melody is fond of one part just, the others completing the balance. See Counterpoint.
The capability of being pronounced in a variety of techniques characterizing some written figures.
In music, the act, process, art, or consequence of at the same time combining several voice-parts in order that they shall maintain their particular individuality and separate interest, yet shall harmonize together; counterpoint.
music arranged in parts for several sounds or devices