Definition of Polyphones

1. Noun. (plural of polyphone) ¹



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Definition of Polyphones

1. polyphone [n] - See also: polyphone

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polyphones

polyphenotypic
polyphenyl
polyphenylalanine
polyphenylene
polyphenylene oxide
polyphenylene vinylene
polyphenylenes
polyphenylenevinylene
polyphenylenevinylenes
polyphiloprogenitive
polyphloisbic
polyphloretin phosphate
polyphobia
polyphon
polyphone
polyphones (current term)
polyphonic
polyphonic letter
polyphonic music
polyphonic prose
polyphonic ringtone
polyphonic ringtones
polyphonically
polyphonies
polyphonism
polyphonisms
polyphonist
polyphonists
polyphonous
polyphonously

Literary usage of Polyphones

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1. A History of Babylonia and Assyria by Robert William Rogers (1915)
"Such signs as these Rawlinson called polyphones. This was added difficulty upon difficulty. Here, for example, was a sign which had the syllabic values Kal, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"There are three kinds of polyphones :— ear, ^, answers to the words ¡PJ^.1 ... has still much to do to fix the different phonetic values of the polyphones. ..."

3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"The writing is syllabic in character, and with the homophones, or different signs for the same sound, polyphones, or signs with various values, ..."

4. The Discovery and Decipherment of the Trilingual Cuneiform Inscriptions by Arthur John Booth (1902)
"Indeed the number of polyphones is so great that the two hundred and fifty-four characters which ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Polyphony is a source of great difficulty, and science ha» still much to do to fix the différent phonetic values of the polyphones. Often our decision is ..."

6. Arts and Sciences: Or, Fourth Division of "The English Encyclopedia" edited by Charles Knight (1867)
"A reasonable objection brought forward to the reading of these monuments lies in the alleged existence of polyphones, or characters having several powers. ..."

7. English Hunger and Industrial Disorders: A Study of Social Conflict During by Walter James Shelton (1922)
"Should I fling your polyphones, plaints, and quavers Afresh on the air, Too quick would the small white shapes be here Of the fellow twain of hands so dear ..."

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