paraphonia

noun
para·pho·nia | \ ˌparəˈfōnēə \
plural paraphonias\-eəz \ also paraphoniae\-nēˌē \

Definition of paraphonia 

1 in Greek & medieval musical theory : a consonance or joint melodic progression of fourths and fifths

2 plural paraphonias [ New Latin, from 1para- + -phonia -phony ] : abnormal change of voice

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History and Etymology for paraphonia

Greek paraphōnia, from paraphōnos sounding beside (from para- para- entry 1 + phōnē sound) + -ia -y

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