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four-part harmony

[fawr-pahrt, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌpɑrt, ˈfoʊr-/
harmony in which each chord has four tones, creating, in sum, four melodic lines. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Almost instantly, their hot-tempered cackling slides into sweet four-part harmony.
  • The music will be sung in the traditional southern gospel four-part harmony style.
  • They were a group of kids who sang on street corners doing four-part harmony rock and roll.
  • There is a four-part harmony that sounds as if the characters are about to embark on a weekend in the country.

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