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 Dictionary entry overview: What does monophonic mean? 

MONOPHONIC (adjective)
  The adjective MONOPHONIC has 2 senses:

1. designating sound transmission or recording or reproduction over a single channel
2. consisting of a single melodic line

  Familiarity information: MONOPHONIC used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

MONOPHONIC (adjective)

Sense 1monophonic [BACK TO TOP]


Designating sound transmission or recording or reproduction over a single channel


mono; monophonic; single-channel


monaural (relating to or having or hearing with only one ear)

Domain category:

electronics (the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices)

Sense 2monophonic [BACK TO TOP]


Consisting of a single melodic line


homophonic (having a single melodic line with accompaniment)

monodic; monodical (having a single vocal part)

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)


polyphonic (having two or more independent but harmonically related melodic parts sounding together)

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