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harmolodics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) jazz the technique of each musician in a group simultaneously improvising around the melodic and rhythmic patterns in a tune, rather than one musician improvising on its underlying harmonic pattern while the others play an accompaniment
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Derived Formsharmolodic, adjective

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C20: of unknown origin
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