AskDefine | Define homophonic

Dictionary Definition

homophonic adj
1 having the same sound
2 having a single melodic line with accompaniment

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. having the same sound; being homophones
  2. having a single, accompanied, melodic line; not polyphonic

Extensive Definition

In melody-dominated homophony, accompanying voices provide chordal support for the lead voice, which assumes the melody.


See also

homophonic in Danish: Homofoni
homophonic in German: Homophonie (Musik)
homophonic in Estonian: Homofoonia
homophonic in Spanish: Homofonía (música)
homophonic in French: Homophonie#Musique
homophonic in Hebrew: הומופוניה
homophonic in Italian: Omofonia (musica)
homophonic in Lithuanian: Homofonija
homophonic in Hungarian: Homofónia (zene)
homophonic in Dutch: Homofonie (muziek)
homophonic in Japanese: ホモフォニー
homophonic in Norwegian: Homofoni
homophonic in Polish: Homofonia (muzyka)
homophonic in Portuguese: Homofonia
homophonic in Russian: Гомофония
homophonic in Simple English: Homophony
homophonic in Finnish: Homofonia
homophonic in Swedish: Homofoni
homophonic in Chinese: 主音音樂
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