- Music. polyphonic composition; counterpoint.
- Phonetics. representation of different sounds by the same letter or symbol.
Origin of polyphony
Related Words for polyphonyarrangement, unity, melody, composition, tune, chord, unison, consonance, concert, richness, concurrence, piece, chime, chorus, euphony, symphony, triad, blend, overtone, blending
Examples from the Web for polyphony
Historical Examples of polyphony
It is the polyphony in the sections of storm and stress that goes wrong.Musical Criticisms
The polyphony of the vocal parts is masterly and the melodic flow most charming.Giacomo Puccini
His polyphony is clearer, his tone, always big, is more sonorous and individual.Franz Liszt
The polyphony was simple and the aim of the composition was popularity.Some Forerunners of Italian Opera
William James Henderson
He was a fine master of polyphony, and as a genuine composer is second only to Byrde.Purcell
John F. Runciman
- polyphonic style of composition or a piece of music utilizing it
- the use of polyphones in a writing system