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homophonic

Line breaks: homo|phon¦ic
Pronunciation: /hɒməˈfɒnɪk
 
, həʊm-/

Definition of homophonic in English:

adjective

1 Music Characterized by the movement of accompanying parts in the same rhythm as the melody. Often contrasted with polyphonic.
Example sentences
  • Settings are for three or four voices, mainly syllabic and homophonic, with the melody in the top voice.
  • This homophonic choral music merged into now fully notated instrumental dance music, such as the famous collection assembled in 1557 by Attaignant.
  • I also encourage students to focus on how the melody and harmony interrelate, particularly in homophonic textures.
2 another term for homophonous (sense 2).
Example sentences
  • However, Jared, Levy, and Rayner have recently presented evidence that phonological mediation (i.e., as measured by failure to detect homophonic word errors) is restricted to low-frequency words, and to relatively poor readers.
  • Now these are amusing errors, presumably secretarial in origin, but homophonic mistakes of this type have sometimes made their marks on the language.

Derivatives

homophonically

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Or perhaps the fact that the two have homophonically similar names has something to do with it.
  • Sor's musical form is predicated on the idea of contrasting one melody homophonically with a second melody.
  • Here the chorus sings mostly homophonically against a simple but striking orchestration.

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