polyphonic


polyphonic
adjective
1》 having many sounds or voices.
2》 Music (especially of vocal music) in two or more parts each having a melody of its own; contrapuntal.
    ↘(of an instrument) capable of producing more than one note at a time.
Derivatives
polyphonically adverb
polyphonous adjective
polyphony noun (plural polyphonies).
Origin
C18: from Gk poluphōnos (from polu- 'many' + phōnē 'voice, sound') + -ic.

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