Pol`y*phon"ic (?), a. [Gr. ; many + sound: cf. F. polyphone.]


Having a multiplicity of sounds.


Characterized by polyphony; as, Assyrian polyphonic characters.

3. Mus.

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.


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