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homophonic

[hom-uh-fon-ik, hoh-muh-]
adjective
  1. having the same sound.
  2. Music. having one part or melody predominating (opposed to polyphonic).
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Origin of homophonic

1875–80; < Greek homóphōn(os) (see homophonous) + -ic
Related formshom·o·phon·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples of homophonic

  • These tendencies are designated by the terms Homophonic and Polyphonic.

    Music: An Art and a Language

    Walter Raymond Spalding


British Dictionary definitions for homophonic

homophonic

adjective
  1. of or relating to homophony
  2. of or relating to music in which the parts move together rather than independently
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Derived Formshomophonically, adverb
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