Polyphonic

Pol`y*phon"ic

(?), a. [Gr. ; poly`s many + sound: cf. F. polyphone.] 1. Having a multiplicity of sounds.
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2. Characterized by polyphony; as, Assyrian polyphonic characters.
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3. (Mus.) Consisting of several tone series, or melodic parts, progressing simultaneously according to the laws of counterpoint; contrapuntal; as, a polyphonic composition; -- opposed to homophonic, or monodic.
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