homophonic [hom-uh-fon-ik, hoh-muh-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. having the same sound.
  2. Music. having one part or melody predominating (opposed to polyphonic).

Origin of homophonic 1875–80; Greek homóphōn(os) (see homophonous) + -ic Related formshom·o·phon·i·cal·ly, adverb Examples from the Web for homophonic Historical Examples of homophonic

  • These tendencies are designated by the terms Homophonic and Polyphonic.

    Music: An Art and a Language

    Walter Raymond Spalding

  • British Dictionary definitions for homophonic homophonic adjective

    1. of or relating to homophony
    2. of or relating to music in which the parts move together rather than independently

    Derived Formshomophonically, adverb

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