polyphony

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From poly- +‎ -phony.

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polyphony (countable and uncountable, plural polyphonies)

  1. (music) Musical texture consisting of several independent melodic voices, as opposed to music with just one voice (monophony) or music with one dominant melodic voice accompanied by chords (homophony).
  2. The quality of a text of being capable of being read in more than one way.
    the polyphony of a biblical passage

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