heterophony

noun het·er·oph·o·ny \ ˌhe-tə-ˈrä-fə-nē \

Definition of heterophony

plural heterophonies
:independent variation on a single melody by two or more voices

Origin and Etymology of heterophony

Greek heterophōnia diversity of note, from heter- + -phōnia -phony


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