Heterophony meaning

hĕt'ə-rŏf'ə-nē
The simultaneous playing or singing of two or more versions of a melody.
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The playing of a passage of music with simultaneous variations in melody or rhythm by two or more performers.
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(music) The simultaneous performance, by a number of singers or musicians of two or more versions of the same melody.
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Origin of heterophony

  • From the Ancient Greek ἑτεροφωνία (heterophōnia).
    From Wiktionary