Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: polyphony
IPA transcription: [pəl'ɪfəni]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: polyphony, polyphonic_music, concerted_music
    Meaning: music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments
Usage examples
  • By means of a generous employment of free counterpoint, in other words a kind of polyphony in which the various voices use different melodies in harmonious combination, he gained a potent auxiliary in his cunning workmanship, and emphasized the folly of rejecting the contrapuntal experiences, of, for instance, a Sebastian Bach. Musical instruments, as well as musical materials, were his servants in developing the glowing fancies of his marvelously constructive brain.