poly phonic

polyphonic

[pol-ee-fon-ik]
adjective
1.
consisting of many voices or sounds.
2.
Music.
a.
having two or more voices or parts, each with an independent melody, but all harmonizing; contrapuntal (opposed to homophonic ).
b.
pertaining to music of this kind.
c.
capable of producing more than one tone at a time, as an organ or a harp.
3.
Phonetics. having more than one phonetic value, as the letter s, that is voiced (z) in nose and unvoiced (s) in salt.

Origin:
1775–85; polyphone + -ic

polyphonically, adverb
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polyphonic (ˌpɒlɪˈfɒnɪk)
 
adj
1.  music composed of relatively independent melodic lines or parts; contrapuntal
2.  many-voiced
3.  phonetics of, relating to, or denoting a polyphone
 
poly'phonically
 
adv

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