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ˌpɒl iˈfɒn ɪkpo·ly·phon·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. polyphonicadjective

    having two or more phonetic values

    "polyphonic letters such as `a'"

  2. polyphonic, polyphonousadjective

    of or relating to or characterized by polyphony

    "polyphonic traditions of the baroque"

  3. polyphonic, contrapuntaladjective

    having two or more independent but harmonically related melodic parts sounding together

Wiktionary

  1. polyphonicadjective

    of, or relating to polyphony

  2. polyphonicadjective

    having two or more independent but harmonic melodies; contrapuntal

  3. polyphonicadjective

    able to play more than one musical note at the same time

Webster Dictionary

  1. Polyphonicadjective

    having a multiplicity of sounds

    Etymology: [Gr. ; poly`s many + sound: cf. F. polyphone.]

  2. Polyphonicadjective

    characterized by polyphony; as, Assyrian polyphonic characters

    Etymology: [Gr. ; poly`s many + sound: cf. F. polyphone.]

  3. Polyphonicadjective

    consisting of several tone series, or melodic parts, progressing simultaneously according to the laws of counterpoint; contrapuntal; as, a polyphonic composition; -- opposed to homophonic, or monodic

    Etymology: [Gr. ; poly`s many + sound: cf. F. polyphone.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Polyphonic

    pol-i-fon′ik, adj. capable of being read in more than one way: noting a musical composition of two or more parts, each with an independent melody of its own.—ns. Pol′yphōnism, Polyph′ony; Pol′yphōnist, a ventriloquist: a contrapuntist. [Gr. polys, many, phōnē, a voice.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of polyphonic in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of polyphonic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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