Advertisement

Definition of "polyphonic" [pol•y•phon•ic]

  • Music Of, relating to, or characterized by polyphony. (adjective)
  • Linguistics Having two or more phonetic values. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "polyphonic" in a sentence
  • "I institute quite early what I call polyphonic technic -- one hand doing a different movement or touch from the other."
  • "The specialization here is mostly in polyphonic choral music, and, looking through their repertoire, it is dovetails our own pretty closely."
  • "In general they may be defined as polyphonic church songs which were to be sung"