homophonic

[ hom-uh-fon-ik, hoh-muh- ]
/ ˌhɒm əˈfɒn ɪk, ˌhoʊ mə- /
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adjective

having the same sound.
Music. having one part or melody predominating (opposed to polyphonic).

Nearby words

  1. homophobe,
  2. homophobia,
  3. homophobic,
  4. homophone,
  5. homophones,
  6. homophonous,
  7. homophony,
  8. homophyly,
  9. homoplastic,
  10. homoplastic graft

Origin of homophonic

1875–80; < Greek homóphōn(os) (see homophonous) + -ic

Related formshom·o·phon·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for homophonic

homophonic

/ (ˌhɒməˈfɒnɪk) /

adjective

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

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