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Related formsmon·o·phon·i·cal·ly, adverb
- Music. of or relating to monophony.
- Also monaural, mono. of or noting a system of sound recording and reproduction using only a single channel.
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They were problems in monophonic style, and to these we must now turn our attention.
We have seen how the monophonic style—the melody with accompaniment—came in.
The prevailing melody of its monophonic style proved suitable to furnish a subject for the most animated discussion.
In short, his instrumental scores lean toward the polyphonic, rather than the monophonic style.
The reader will recollect what has already been said about the change from polyphonic to monophonic writing.
British Dictionary definitions for monophonic
Derived Formsmonophony (mɒˈnɒfənɪ), noun
- 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)
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Word Origin and History for monophonic
of recordings, broadcasts, etc., "not stereo, having only one output signal," 1958, coined to be an opposite of stereophonic; from mono- + -phonic, from Greek phone "sound, voice" (see fame (n.)).
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