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heterophony

[ het-uh-rof-uh-nee ]

noun

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


heterophony

/ ˌhɛtəˈrɒfənɪ /

noun

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


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Other Words From

  • het·er·o·phon·ic [het-er-, uh, -, fon, -ik], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of heterophony1

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

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