Homophonic meaning

hŏmə-fŏnĭk, hōmə-
The definition of homophonic is having one sound or line of melody at a time that is played by multiple instruments at the same time, or two words that are pronounced the same but differ in their meanings.

An example of something homophonic is a piece of music with chords, where two instruments play the same line of melody in the same rhythm; however, one instrument plays one note and a second intrument places a note in harmony.

An example of homophonic words are pair and pear.

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Having the same sound.
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Having or characterized by a single melodic line with accompaniment.
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(linguistics) Having the same sound; being homophones.
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(music) Having a single, accompanied, melodic line; not polyphonic.
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(music) Having one melodic line at a time, the other voices or parts serving as accompaniment.
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Origin of homophonic

  • From Greek homophōnos homo- homo- phōnē sound phone2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition