monophony

monophony

[muh-nof-uh-nee]
noun, plural monophonies.
1.
a musical style employing a single melodic line without accompaniment.
2.
monody ( def 3a ).

Origin:
1885–90; mono- + -phony

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monophonic (ˌmɒnəʊˈfɒnɪk)
 
adj
1.  Compare stereophonic Also: monaural, Sometimes shortened to: mono (of a system of broadcasting, recording, or reproducing sound) using only one channel between source and loudspeaker
2.  music See also monody of or relating to a style of musical composition consisting of a single melodic line
 
monophony
 
n

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