polyphony


po·lyph·o·ny

noun \pə-ˈli-fə-nē\

Definition of POLYPHONY

:  a style of musical composition employing two or more simultaneous but relatively independent melodic lines :  counterpoint

Origin of POLYPHONY

Greek polyphōnia variety of tones, from polyphōnos having many tones or voices, from poly- + phōnē voice — more at ban
First Known Use: circa 1864

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