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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments.

Usage examples (34)
  • The Ordinary of the Mass will be sung in polyphony a capella with the proper of the Mass Introduxit vos in Gregorian.
  • Polyphonic music can also be called polyphony, counterpoint, or contrapuntal music.
  • Schubert was an ignoramus, even in music; he knew less about polyphony, which is the mother of harmony, which is the mother of music, than the average conservatory...
  • Rather than a cacophony, it makes of itself a kind of polyphony, an antiphonal richness, an enjoyment of life and the capacity to sing, every day a kind of celebration. for more
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