Definition of polyphony
Origin of polyphony
OTHER WORDS FROM polyphonypo·lyph·o·nous, adjectivepo·lyph·o·nous·ly, adverb
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The Recital is a stripped-down full-size keyboard that offers battery functionality and 128-note polyphony.The best beginner keyboards let you build piano skills without a major investment|Jay Cabrera|October 31, 2021|Popular-Science
The overall narrative gains richness, strength and a kind of polyphony by mixing Fox’s crisp exposition with quotations from Jones’s memoir and the reminiscences of other prisoners.The greatest prison escape ever? ‘The Confidence Men’ tells a sensational true story.|Michael Dirda|June 16, 2021|Washington Post
The polyphony is bold and free, the voices exhibiting an independence perhaps unknown since the days of the madrigalists.Musical Portraits|Paul Rosenfeld
Yet again, he talks vaguely of the intricate polyphony of a cosmic orchestra, cacophonous to our dull ears.
The cellos weave it into the polyphony, sometimes clearly, sometimes in scarcely recognizable augmentation.
Polyphony is their vital element; the forms of counterpoint became more appropriate as the number of parts increased.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 3 (of 3)|Otto Jahn
With regard to style of writing for the clavier—a few canonic imitations excepted—there is no real polyphony.The Pianoforte Sonata|J.S. Shedlock