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monodic

[ muh-nod-ik ]
/ məˈnɒd ɪk /
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adjective Music.
of or relating to monody.
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Origin of monodic

From the Greek word monōidikós, dating back to 1810–20. See monody, -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM monodic

mo·nod·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use monodic in a sentence

  • Polyphonic music of every sort had now to go for a while; monodic music was coming in.

    Haydn|John F. Runciman
  • Consequently, their scores were neither fugal nor in any other sense polyphonic, but strictly monodic.

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