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heterophony

[ het-uh-rof-uh-nee ]
/ ˌhɛt əˈrɒf ə ni /
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noun Music.

the simultaneous performance of the same melodic line, with slight individual variations, by two or more performers.

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Origin of heterophony

First recorded in 1940–45; hetero- + -phony

OTHER WORDS FROM heterophony

het·er·o·phon·ic [het-er-uh-fon-ik], /ˌhɛt ər əˈfɒn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for heterophony

heterophony
/ (ˌhɛtəˈrɒfənɪ) /

noun

the simultaneous performance of different versions of the same melody by different voices or instruments
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