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heterophony

[het-uh-rof-uh-nee] /ˌhɛt əˈrɒf ə ni/
noun, Music.
1.
the simultaneous performance of the same melodic line, with slight individual variations, by two or more performers.
Origin of heterophony
1940-1945
1940-45; hetero- + -phony
Related forms
heterophonic
[het-er-uh-fon-ik] /ˌhɛt ər əˈfɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for heterophony

heterophony

/ˌhɛtəˈrɒfənɪ/
noun
1.
the simultaneous performance of different versions of the same melody by different voices or instruments
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