[ pol-ee-fohn ]
/ ˈpɒl iˌfoʊn /
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a polyphonic letter or symbol.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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Example sentences 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.
British Dictionary definitions for polyphone
/ (ˈpɒlɪˌfəʊn) /
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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