diaphony

/ (daɪˈæfənɪ) /

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)

Nearby words

  1. diaphanoscope,
  2. diaphanoscopy,
  3. diaphanous,
  4. diaphemetric,
  5. diaphone,
  6. diaphorase,
  7. diaphoresis,
  8. diaphoretic,
  9. diaphototropism,
  10. diaphragm

Derived Formsdiaphonic (ˌdaɪəˈfɒnɪk), adjective

Word Origin for diaphony

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

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