Meaning of polyphonic
Pronunciation: (pol"ē-fon'ik), [key]
- consisting of many voices or sounds.
- having two or more voices or parts, each with an independent melody, but all harmonizing; contrapuntal (opposed to homophonic).
- pertaining to music of this kind.
- capable of producing more than one tone at a time, as an organ or a harp.
- having more than one phonetic value, as the letter s, that is voiced (z) in nose and unvoiced (s) in salt.
- polyphonic (Thesaurus)