diaphony

noun
di·​aph·​o·​ny | \ dīˈafənē \
variants: or less commonly diaphonia \ ˌdīəˈfōnēə \
plural diaphonies also diaphonias

Definition of diaphony

1 Greek music : dissonance opposed to symphony
2 medieval music : organum sense 2b

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History and Etymology for diaphony

Medieval Latin diaphonia, from Greek diaphōnia, from diaphōnos dissonant, (from dia- + -phōnos, from phōnē sound) + -ia

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“Diaphony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diaphony. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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