monophonic

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

mono- +‎ -phonic

Adjective[edit]

monophonic

  1. (of sound reproduction) having a single channel; monaural (compare stereophonic)
  2. (music) having a single melodic line and no harmony (compare polyphonic)
  3. (orthography) having simple one-to-one mapping between letters and phonemes
    • 1828 July 7, Peter S. Du Ponceau, “On some Points connected with the Nature of the Chinese Language (enclosure in letter from Basil Hall)”, in The Philosophical magazine, volume 5:
      From a similar selection, says M. Remusat, the Coreans have made a monophonic alphabet of nine vowels and fifteen consonants, with which they write their language.

Translations[edit]