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POLYPHONY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does polyphony mean? 

POLYPHONY (noun)
  The noun POLYPHONY has 1 sense:

1. music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments

  Familiarity information: POLYPHONY used as a noun is very rare.


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POLYPHONY (noun)


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Meaning:

Music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

concerted music; polyphonic music; polyphony

Hypernyms ("polyphony" is a kind of...):

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "polyphony"):

counterpoint (a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies)

Antonym:

monophony (music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment))


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