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1. polyphony

noun. ['pəˈlɪfəni'] music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments.

Synonyms

  • counterpoint
  • polyphonic music
  • music

Antonyms

  • monophonic music
  • equal
  • polyphonic music
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • -phony (English)
  • poly- (English)
  • πολύς (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Polyphony

  • epiphany
  • tiffany

Sentences with polyphony


1. Noun, singular or mass
But the Renaissance brought the introduction of polyphony, music consisting of several melodies at once.

2. Verb, base form
Bach gave polyphony a much more prominent role in their compositions.

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