Monophony meaning

mə-nŏfə-nē
A style of composition having a single melodic line.
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Music having a single melody without accompaniment or harmonizing parts, as in plainsong.
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(music) The characteristic of a piece that has only a primary melody and no secondary melody or accompaniment.
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Origin of monophony

  • mono– (poly)phony

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