- multiplicity of sounds, as in an echo
- Music a combining of a number of independent but harmonizing melodies, as in a fugue or canon; counterpoint
- Phonet. the representation of two or more sounds by the same letter, symbol, or group of symbols, as the group th as in then and in thin
Origin of polyphonyClassical Greek polyph?nia: see poly- and amp; -phony
Music with two or more independent melodic parts sounded together.
From poly- +"Ž -phony.