from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Music Having a single melodic line.
- adj. Electronics Relating to a system of transmitting, recording, or reproducing sound in which one or more sources are connected to a single channel; monaural.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having a single channel; monaural (compare stereophonic)
- adj. having a single melodic line and no harmony (compare polyphonic)
- adj. having simple one-to-one mapping between letters and phonemes
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Single-voiced; having but one part; ; -- opposed to
- adj. Of or relating to a system for recording and reproducing sound, which has only one sound channel; also called monaural or mono. It contrasts with
stereophonic(or stereo), quadraphonic, or surround-sound, which have two or more channels, and can thus reproduce the effect of the sound coming from more than one direction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as monodic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. designating sound transmission or recording or reproduction over a single channel
- adj. consisting of a single melodic line
mono- + -phonic (Wiktionary)