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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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polyphonypo‧lyph‧o‧ny /pəˈlɪfəni/ noun [uncountable]  APMa type of music in which several different tunes or notes are sung or played together at the same timepolyphonic /ˌpɒlɪˈfɒnɪk◂ $ ˌpɑːlɪˈfɑː-/ adjective
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polyphonyPerhaps multiculturalism, in its achieved form, was a polyphony of just such well-trained voices.Its polyphony had to reckon with an element to which Humanism attached enormous importance: the words.The first book I ever studied was Prout's Strict Counterpoint, which bestows on polyphony an aura of mysterious excellence.In both the polyphony is freely based on the traditional Passion tones.Neither they nor the other kids take any notice of this polyphony.The score trades in the familiar chord progressions, sticky rhythmic motives and unremitting polyphony.
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