Definition of Homophony

1. Noun. The same pronunciation for words of different origins.

Generic synonyms: Pronunciation
Derivative terms: Homophonic, Homophonous



2. Noun. Part music with one dominant voice (in a homophonic style).
Generic synonyms: Part Music
Derivative terms: Homophonic

Definition of Homophony

1. n. Sameness of sound.

Definition of Homophony

1. Noun. (music) a texture in which two or more parts move together in harmony, the relationship between them creating chords. ¹

2. Noun. The quality of being homophonous. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Homophony

1. [n -NIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Homophony

homophilic
homophilous
homophily
homophobes
homophobiaphobia
homophobias
homophobic
homophobically
homophone
homophones
homophonic
homophonies
homophonous
homophony (current term)
homophora
homophylic
homophylies
homophyly
homoplasies
homoplasmic
homoplasmy
homoplast
homoplastic
homoplastic graft
homoplasts
homoplasty
homoplasy
homopolar

Literary usage of Homophony

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1. The Nature of Music: Original Harmony in One Voice by Julius Klauser (1909)
"homophony or Music in One Voice The term homophony is used in these pages strictly in ... The material for the evolutional study of homophony is complete. ..."

2. How to Understand Music: A Concise Course in Musical Intelligence and Taste by William Smythe Babcock Mathews (1881)
"In essence and trend there is no difference between the homophony of to-day and ... homophony is the one and only form common to all music past and present. ..."

3. Human Behavior: In Relation to the Study of Educational, Social, and Ethical by Stewart Paton (1921)
"Although the word homophony refers only to the phenomena of sound, it has been suggested that its use be extended to include such reactions as may also ..."

4. Famous Composers and Their Works by Philip Hale, Louis Charles Elson (1900)
"The early Christian songs were all given in this manner. homophony is ... Briefly stated, homophony signifies harmony; polyphony signifies counterpoint. ..."

5. The Sexual Question: A Scientific, Psychological, Hygenic and Sociological Study by Auguste Forel (1908)
"Semon also shows that the phenomena of regeneration in the embryo, as well as those of the adult, obey the law of the mneme. homophony.—The terms engram and ..."

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