paraphonia

noun para·pho·nia \ˌparəˈfōnēə\

Definition of paraphonia

plural

paraphonias

\-eəz\ also

paraphoniae

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of paraphonia

Greek paraphōnia, from paraphōnos sounding beside (from para- 1para- + phōnē sound) + -ia -y — more at ban


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