monodic

[ muh-nod-ik ]

adjectiveMusic.
  1. of or relating to monody.

Origin of monodic

1
From the Greek word monōidikós, dating back to 1810–20. See monody, -ic

Other words from monodic

  • mo·nod·i·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby monodic

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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.