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Polyphonic

Pol`y`phon´ic
a.1.Having a multiplicity of sounds.
2.Characterized by polyphony; as, Assyrian polyphonic characters.
3.(Mus.) Consisting of several tone series, or melodic parts, progressing simultaneously according to the laws of counterpoint; contrapuntal; as, a polyphonic composition; - opposed to homophonic, or monodic.
Adj.1.polyphonic - having two or more phonetic values; "polyphonic letters such as `a'"
2.polyphonic - of or relating to or characterized by polyphony; "polyphonic traditions of the baroque"
Synonyms: polyphonous
3.polyphonic - having two or more independent but harmonically related melodic parts sounding together
Synonyms: contrapuntal
Antonyms:
monophonic - consisting of a single melodic line
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