noun (plural -nies) Etymology: Greek heterophōnia diversity of note, from heter- + -phōnia -phony Date: 1919 independent variation on a single melody by two or more voices

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  • Heterophony — Het er*oph o*ny, n. [Hetero + Gr. ? voice.] (Med.) An abnormal state of the voice. Mayne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heterophony — [het΄ər äf′ə nē] n. [ HETERO + PHONY] the playing of a passage of music with simultaneous variations in melody or rhythm by two or more performers …   English World dictionary

  • Heterophony — In music, heterophony is a type of texture created through the simultaneous variation of a melodic line. This can refer to a kind of complex monophony in which there is only one basic melody, but realized at the same time in multiple voices, each …   Wikipedia

  • heterophony — heterophonic /het euhr euh fon ik/, adj. /het euh rof euh nee/, n. Music. the simultaneous performance of the same melodic line, with slight individual variations, by two or more performers. [1940 45; HETERO + PHONY] * * * ▪ music       in music …   Universalium

  • heterophony — hétérophonie фр. [этэрофони/] Heterophonie нем. [хэтэрофони/] heterophony англ. [хэтэро/фони] гетерофония …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • heterophony — noun /hɛtəˈɹɒfənɪ/ The simultaneous performance, by a number of singers or musicians of two or more versions of the same melody. See Also: heterophone, heterophonic, heterophonous …   Wiktionary

  • heterophony — het·er·oph·o·ny …   English syllables

  • heterophony — /hɛtəˈrɒfəni/ (say hetuh rofuhnee) noun the simultaneous rendition in music of different variations of the one melodic structure. {hetero + phony} …   Australian English dictionary

  • heterophony — ˌhed.əˈräfənē noun ( es) Etymology: Greek heterophōnia diversity of note, from heter + phōnia phony : a singing or sounding of the same melody by two or more voices or instruments usually with some modifications (as in rhythm or ornamentation) by …   Useful english dictionary

  • Organum — This article is about a style of music. For the musical instrument, see organum (musical instrument). For the experimental music group, see David Jackman. Organum (  /ˈɔr …   Wikipedia

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