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[hom-uh-fon-ik, hoh-muh-]
  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


  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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