American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A written character or combination of characters having two or more phonetic values, such as the letter a or i in English.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A written sign capable of being read in more than one way, or standing for two or more phonetic signs.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A character or vocal sign representing more than one sound, as
read, which is pronounced rēdor rĕd.
- n. a letter that has two or more pronunciations
“This form has been termed the polyphone or horizontal novel.”
“Hanging on the partition near the polyphone was a board about fifteen inches square, over the surface of which were distributed a number of small hooks, numbered.”
“January 30, 2008 at 8: 52 pm | Reply polyphone klingeltöne”
“Palestrina entitled one of his famous polyphone masses "Missa Papæ Marcelli" in his honour.”
“Before I left Budapest we read together the polyphone tattoo by J. K., and I then requested you to make the composer understand that Meyerbeer's far-famed”
“The Old Dear now put a penny in the slot of the polyphone, and winding it up started it playing.”
“A large automatic musical instrument -- a 'penny in the slot' polyphone -- resembling a grandfather's clock in shape -- stood against one of the partitions and close up to the counter, so that those behind the bar could reach to wind it up.”
“While they were pouring this down their throats, Crass took a penny from his waistcoat pocket and put it in the slot of the polyphone.”
“He had had six and a half pints of beer, and had listened to two selections on the polyphone at a total cost of one penny.”
“The polyphone continued to play 'The Boys of the Bulldog Breed.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘polyphone’.
Compare with "phono-, phon-, -phony"
(a list specifically "relating to sound") by hap_e_wordnik.
I'm just phoning it in these days (obviously).
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