- polyphonic prose,
- polyphosphoric acid,
Origin of polyphony
Examples from the Web for polyphonous
This multiplicity of sounds, this polyphonous character attached to their signs, became a cause of embarrassment even to them.
noun plural -nies
Word Origin for polyphony
1828, "multiplicity of sounds," from Greek polyphonia "variety of sounds," from polyphonos "having many sounds or voices," from polys "many" (see poly-) + phone "voice, sound" (see fame (n.)). The meaning "counterpoint" (1864) is perhaps a back-formation from the adjective.