American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having the same sound.
- adj. Having or characterized by a single melodic line with accompaniment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as homophonous.
- adj. linguistics having the same sound; being homophones
- adj. music having a single, accompanied, melodic line; not polyphonic
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Originally, sounding alike; of the same pitch; unisonous; monodic.
- adj. Now used for plain harmony, note against note, as opposed to
polyphonicharmony, in which the several parts move independently, each with its own melody.
- adj. Expressing the same sound by a different combination of letters.
- adj. having a single melodic line with accompaniment
- adj. having the same sound
- From Greek homophōnos : homo-, homo- + phōnē, sound; see phone2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Naming "a sea turtle" to top management alone is not enough, says Ng, referring to the term a homophonic pun for English-speaking, Western-trained Chinese who have returned home.”
“As a composer he must be considered as the first of what we might call the homophonic writers, -- that is to say, he was the father of the modern free style in which the normal form of the musical idea is that of a melody and an accompaniment, as distinguished from the style of”
“But when that approach failed, they figured that the code was what cryptographers call a homophonic cipher - a substitution code that does not have a straightforward correspondence between the original and encoded information.”
“Instead, they seek to render the sounds of the original language into English characters, so that what we are seeing, or hearing, are really transliterations, or so-called "homophonic" translations.”
“Once you can do this with homophonic works, try playing from an open score of chamber music – 3 lines – play 2, sing/croak/burp – whatever you can do, this is not the Met auditions – the other line.”
“Plain old 4-voice homophonic choral arrangements of hymns.”
“How dare you compare the tiny and purely homophonic Gregorian melodies with the gigantic developments of music in recent times?”
“Spent time in Rome picking up the Italian style; his choral writing is compact and, according to Grove, "largely homophonic" (which may explain my Brian Wilson fixation).”
“By contrast, the Oxford English Dictionary casts doubt over the kinship of homophonic terms. back”
“Thus, participants processed the noun-verb homophones more like unambiguous, non-homophonic words.”
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