polyphonic etymology

English word polyphonic comes from English polyphony, English poly- (Many. Polymer.)

Detailed word origin of polyphonic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
polyphony English (eng) (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).
poly- English (eng) Many. Polymer.
polyphonic English (eng) (music) having two or more independent but harmonic melodies; contrapuntal. (of an electronic device) able to play more than one musical note at the same time. Of, or relating to polyphony.

Words with the same origin as polyphonic

Descendants of polyphony
micropolyphonic nonpolyphonic polyphonically
Descendants of poly-
ama poly polyamorous polyamory polybutene polycarbonate polychloride polyester polyethylene polyfoam polygamous polygamy polyglot polygonometry polygraph polyhydric polyphony polyrod polystyrene polysystemy polytechnic polythene polyurethane polyvinyl polywater