four-part harmony

[fawr-pahrt, fohr-]

noun

harmony in which each chord has four tones, creating, in sum, four melodic lines.

Nearby words

  1. four-masted brig,
  2. four-o'clock,
  3. four-o'clock family,
  4. four-on-the-floor,
  5. four-part,
  6. four-poster,
  7. four-rowed barley,
  8. four-spot,
  9. four-square,
  10. four-star

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