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homophonic

[hom-uh-fon-ik, hoh-muh-] /ˌhɒm əˈfɒn ɪk, ˌhoʊ mə-/
adjective
1.
having the same sound.
2.
Music. having one part or melody predominating (opposed to polyphonic).
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Greek homóphōn(os) (see homophonous) + -ic
Related forms
homophonically, adverb
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Examples from the web for homophonic
  • The opening line receives a plaintive homophonic setting before the piece launches into a buoyant free counterpoint.
  • Identify monophonic, homophonic, and polyphonic textures.
  • Identify monophonic, homophonic, and polyphonic texture.
British Dictionary definitions for homophonic

homophonic

/ˌhɒməˈfɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to homophony
2.
of or relating to music in which the parts move together rather than independently
Derived Forms
homophonically, adverb
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