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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).
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Origin of homophonic

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

OTHER WORDS FROM homophonic

hom·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 forms of homophonic

homophonically, adverb
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