polyphony etymology

English word polyphony comes from English -phony (Forms nouns related to sound or musical structure.), English poly- (Many. Polymer.)

Detailed word origin of polyphony

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-phony English (eng) Forms nouns related to sound or musical structure.
poly- English (eng) Many. Polymer.
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).

Words with the same origin as polyphony

Descendants of -phony
Anglophony anthrophonic anthrophony autophony biophonic biophony bronchophony echophony egophony euphonic euphonious euphony geophonic holophony homophony laryngophony micropolyphonic nonpolyphonic orthophony photophony pleophony polyphonic polyphonically stereophony
Descendants of poly-
polyamorous polyamory polyangular polycarbonate polycarpic polydeism polydiverse polyembryo polyester polyethylene polyfoam polygamous polyglandular polygraph polyketide polymer polyneuritis polypropylene polystyrene polysulfone resin polyurethane polyvinyl styrofoam