AskDefine | Define homophony

Dictionary Definition



1 the same pronunciation for words of different origins
2 part music with one dominant voice (in a homophonic style)

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. a texture in which two or more parts move together in harmony, the relationship between them creating chords.
  2. ..


Extensive Definition

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


See also

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