[ mon-uh-fon-ik ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈfɒn ɪk /


Music. of or relating to monophony.
Also monaural, mono. of or noting a system of sound recording and reproduction using only a single channel.

Origin of monophonic

First recorded in 1880–85; monophon(y) + -ic

Related forms

mon·o·phon·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for monophonic


/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈfɒnɪk) /


Also: monaural (of a system of broadcasting, recording, or reproducing sound) using only one channel between source and loudspeakerSometimes shortened to: mono Compare stereophonic
music of or relating to a style of musical composition consisting of a single melodic lineSee also monody (def. 3)

Derived Forms

monophony (mɒˈnɒfənɪ), noun
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