from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A written character or combination of characters having two or more phonetic values, such as the letter a or i in English.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A written sign capable of being read in more than one way, or standing for two or more phonetic signs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A character or vocal sign representing more than one sound, as
read, which is pronounced rēdor rĕd.
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- noun A
letter, or combination of letters, that can be pronouncedin two or more different ways
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a letter that has two or more pronunciations
Sorry, no etymologies found.
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.
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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
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.'
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.