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diaphony

/ (daɪˈæfənɪ) /
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noun music
a style of two-part polyphonic singing; organum or a freer form resembling it
(in classical Greece) another word for dissonance (def. 3) Compare symphony (def. 5a)
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Derived forms of diaphony

diaphonic (ˌdaɪəˈfɒnɪk), adjective

Word Origin for diaphony

C17: from Late Latin diaphōnia, from Greek, from diaphōnos discordant, from dia- + phōnē sound
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