Definition of polyphony
: a style of musical composition employing two or more simultaneous but relatively independent melodic lines : counterpoint
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The instrument features dozens of presets, from old-school monophonic Moog sounds to all manner of goofy, hypersonic polyphony.
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Origin and Etymology of polyphony
Greek polyphōnia variety of tones, from polyphōnos having many tones or voices, from poly- + phōnē voice — more at ban
First Known Use: 1790
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