adjective Etymology: Greek homophōnos being in unison, from hom- + phōnē sound — more at ban Date: circa 1879 1. chordal 2. of or relating to homophones • homophony noun

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  • Homophonic — Ho mo*phon ic, Homophonous Ho*moph o*nous, a. [Gr. ?; ? the same + ? sound, tone: cf. F. homophone.] 1. (Mus.) (a) Originally, sounding alike; of the same pitch; unisonous; monodic. (b) Now used for plain harmony, note against note, as opposed to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homophonic — [häm΄ə fän′ik, hō΄məfän′ik] adj. [< Gr homophōnos, of the same sound (< homos, SAME + phōnē, sound: see PHONE1) + IC] 1. Music having one melodic line at a time, the other voices or parts serving as accompaniment 2. HOMONYMOUS homophony …   English World dictionary

  • homophonic — homophonically, adv. /hom euh fon ik, hoh meuh /, adj. 1. having the same sound. 2. Music. having one part or melody predominating (opposed to polyphonic). [1875 80; < Gk homóphon(os) (see HOMOPHONOUS) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • homophonic — adjective a) having the same sound; being homophones b) having a single, accompanied, melodic line; not polyphonic …   Wiktionary

  • homophonic — adj. (about a word) having the same pronunciation as another word but a different meaninghom·o·phon·ic || ‚hÉ‘məʊ fÉ‘nɪk /‚hÉ’məʊ fÉ’nɪk …   English contemporary dictionary

  • homophonic — adjective 1》 Music characterized by the movement of accompanying parts in the same rhythm as the melody. 2》 another term for homophonous. Derivatives homophonically adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • homophonic — homo·phon·ic …   English syllables

  • homophonic — hom•o•phon•ic [[t]ˌhɒm əˈfɒn ɪk, ˌhoʊ mə [/t]] adj. 1) mad of or pertaining to music in which one part or melodic line predominates; chordal 2) ling. having the same sound • Etymology: 1875–80; < Gk homóphōn(os) (see homo phonous) + ic hom… …   From formal English to slang

  • homophonic — /hɒməˈfɒnɪk/ (say homuh fonik), /hoʊmə / (say hohmuh ) adjective 1. having the same sound. 2. having one part or melody predominating (opposed to polyphonic). {Greek homophōnos of the same sound + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • homophonic — adj. Mus. in unison; characterized by movement of all parts to the same melody. Derivatives: homophonically adv …   Useful english dictionary

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