American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A style of composition having a single melodic line.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as monody, 1.
- n. music the characteristic of a piece that has only a primary melody and no secondary melody or accompaniment
- n. music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)
- mono- + (poly)phony. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Apparently Handel associates monophony with "walking in darkness"!”
“Meanwhile the growth of the individual led to the growth of monophony in music, in which one voice stands out prominently, with an accompaniment of other voices.”
“Before the 10th or 11th century, all Western music was [[monophony | monophonic]], or consisting of only one voice, which was usually a liturgical [[Gregorian chant | chant]].”
“The wind continued to carry its load of lonesome song " a lowing, an unceasing monophony that drew a cold white chalk line down Ethan's spine.”
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