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MONOPHONIC

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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]

Meaning:

Designating sound transmission or recording or reproduction over a single channel

Synonyms:

mono; monophonic; single-channel

Similar:

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]

Meaning:

Consisting of a single melodic line

Similar:

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)

Antonym:

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


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