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Definition of "homophonic" [ho•mo•phon•ic]

  • Having the same sound. (adjective)
  • Having or characterized by a single melodic line with accompaniment. (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 "homophonic" in a sentence
  • "Naming "a sea turtle" to top management alone is not enough, says Ng, referring to the term a homophonic pun for English-speaking, Western-trained Chinese who have returned home."
  • "As a composer he must be considered as the first of what we might call the homophonic writers, -- that is to say, he was the father of the modern free style in which the normal form of the musical idea is that of a melody and an accompaniment, as distinguished from the style of"
  • "But when that approach failed, they figured that the code was what cryptographers call a homophonic cipher - a substitution code that does not have a straightforward correspondence between the original and encoded information."
Words like "homophonic"
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