Polyphonic texture of one salient voice (melody) and one or more other accompanimental voices.

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  • Homophony — Ho*moph o*ny, n. [Gr. ?: cf. F. homophonie.] 1. Sameness of sound. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) (a) Sameness of sound; unison. (b) Plain harmony, as opposed to polyphony. See {Homophonous}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homophony — 1776, from Fr. homophonie, from Gk. homophonia (see HOMOPHONE (Cf. homophone)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Homophony — This article is about the musical term. For other uses, see Homophony (disambiguation). Homophony in Tallis If ye love me, composed in 1549. The voices move together using the same rhythm, and the relationship between them creates chords: the… …   Wikipedia

  • homophony — /heuh mof euh nee, hoh /, n. 1. the quality or state of being homophonic. 2. homophonic music. [1770 80; < Gk homophonía unison, equiv. to homóphon(os) HOMOPHONOUS + ia Y3] * * * ▪ music       musical texture based primarily on chords, in… …   Universalium

  • homophony — homophonie фр. [омофони/], нем. [хомофони/] homophony англ. [хо/мэфони] гомофония …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • homophony — noun see homophonic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • homophony — noun a) a texture in which two or more parts move together in harmony, the relationship between them creating chords. b) The quality of being homophonous …   Wiktionary

  • homophony — n. music that has one part, music with one predominant melody; quality of having the same sound (Phonetics) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • homophony — ho·moph·o·ny …   English syllables

  • homophony — ho•moph•o•ny [[t]həˈmɒf ə ni, hoʊ [/t]] n. 1) mad homophonic music 2) ling. the quality or state of being homophonous • Etymology: 1770–80; < Gk …   From formal English to slang

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