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monodic

[muh-nod-ik]
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adjective Music.
  1. of or relating to monody.
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Origin of monodic

From the Greek word monōidikós, dating back to 1810–20. See monody, -ic
Related formsmo·nod·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • Polyphonic music of every sort had now to go for a while; monodic music was coming in.

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    John F. Runciman