- a polyphonic letter or symbol.
Origin of polyphone
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Examples from the Web for polyphone
The Old Dear now put a penny in the slot of the polyphone, and winding it up started it playing.
He had had six and a half pints of beer, and had listened to two selections on the polyphone at a total cost of one penny.
- a letter or character having more than one phonetic value, such as English c, pronounced (k) before a, o, or u or (s) before e or i
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