homophony 1776, from Fr. homophonie, from Gk. homophonia (see HOMOPHONE (Cf. homophone)).

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  • Homophony — Ho*moph o*ny, n. [Gr. ?: cf. F. homophonie.] 1. Sameness of sound. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) (a) Sameness of sound; unison. (b) Plain harmony, as opposed to polyphony. See {Homophonous}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Homophony — This article is about the musical term. For other uses, see Homophony (disambiguation). Homophony in Tallis If ye love me, composed in 1549. The voices move together using the same rhythm, and the relationship between them creates chords: the… …   Wikipedia

  • homophony — /heuh mof euh nee, hoh /, n. 1. the quality or state of being homophonic. 2. homophonic music. [1770 80; < Gk homophonía unison, equiv. to homóphon(os) HOMOPHONOUS + ia Y3] * * * ▪ music       musical texture based primarily on chords, in… …   Universalium

  • homophony — homophonie фр. [омофони/], нем. [хомофони/] homophony англ. [хо/мэфони] гомофония …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • Homophony (disambiguation) — Homophony is from the Greek homófonos , where ομοιο means the same, and φωνή means a sound, literally same sounding . It may refer to:*Homophones words with the same pronunciation. *Homophony − in music is a texture in which multiple voices move… …   Wikipedia

  • Homophony (writing) — Homophony (from Greek homos same , phonè sound ) in a theory of writing systems is one of the forms of phonogram –meaning “different signs for the same value”, i.e. the same sound combinations represented by different signs. John Heise in the… …   Wikipedia

  • homophony — noun see homophonic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • homophony — noun a) a texture in which two or more parts move together in harmony, the relationship between them creating chords. b) The quality of being homophonous …   Wiktionary

  • Homophony —    Polyphonic texture of one salient voice (melody) and one or more other accompanimental voices …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • homophony — n. music that has one part, music with one predominant melody; quality of having the same sound (Phonetics) …   English contemporary dictionary

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