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polyphonic (adj.)

1782, in music, denoting a method of composition in which two or more voice parts are simultaneously combined without losing their independent character, formed in English from Greek polyphōnos (see polyphony). By 1864 as "having many voices or sounds;" by 1891 as "capable of being read or pronounced in more than one way."

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Definitions of polyphonic

polyphonic (adj.)
having two or more phonetic values;
polyphonic letters such as `a'
polyphonic (adj.)
of or relating to or characterized by polyphony;
polyphonic traditions of the baroque
Synonyms: polyphonous
polyphonic (adj.)
having two or more independent but harmonically related melodic parts sounding together;
Synonyms: contrapuntal
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