Ho`mo*phon"ic (?), Ho*moph"o*nous (?), a. [Gr. ; the same + sound, tone: cf. F. homophone.]

1. Mus. (a)

Originally, sounding alike; of the same pitch; unisonous; monodic.


Now used for plain harmony, note against note, as opposed to polyphonic harmony, in which the several parts move independently, each with its own melody.


Expressing the same sound by a different combination of letters; as, bay and bey.


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