Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as polyphonic.

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  • adjective Same as polyphonic.

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  • adjective polyphonic

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  • adjective of or relating to or characterized by polyphony

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Examples

  • It also offers lots of connections to many of the books in the first half of the term, particularly in that it is a book by a white outsider who has become culturally as much of an insider as her circumstances allow, and who has deliberately written with a desire to recover and distribute the lost and polyphonous histories of the place she has made her home.

    The Outsider and the Idea of Africa

  • And when one of these polyphonous pantomimic gentlemen offers to exhibit himself and his poetry we will show him every observance of respect, but at the same time tell him that there is no room for his kind in our

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • Meanwhile, as the dull, polyphonous roar of voices swept through the neck of the defile, a man shouted in broken, but truculent, accents:

    Through Russia

  • The first thing to note is that this term is multifarious, indeed, polyphonous, as our postmodern compatriots like to say.

    Warranted Christian Belief

  • I listened to him attentively, vainly endeavoring to imagine how he produced such a volume of sounds, and delighted with the beautiful melody and exquisite harmony of his polyphonous song.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866

  • I was placed on a platform, and he then made a polyphonous speech, without a consonant sound in it; describing, as I afterwards learned, the history of my discovery and capture, and going into some speculations on my nature.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866

  • Meanwhile, as the dull, polyphonous roar of voices swept through the neck of the defile, a man shouted in broken, but truculent, accents:

    Through Russia

  • Mozart's C minor Quartet fugue as overture, the strictly polyphonous treatment of the choruses, are abundantly compensated for by numerous traits of genius, and by the thorough knowledge and the earnest intention with which the work is conceived and executed.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • Then a chorus of Hellenic singers began a polyphonous hymn, and amid its full, melodious notes, which rose above the enthusiastic shouts of "Hail!" from the multitude, King Ptolemy and his sister-wife showed themselves to the waiting throng.

    Arachne — Volume 08

  • Then a chorus of Hellenic singers began a polyphonous hymn, and amid its full, melodious notes, which rose above the enthusiastic shouts of "Hail!" from the multitude, King Ptolemy and his sister-wife showed themselves to the waiting throng.

    Arachne — Volume 08

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