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polyphony

  

      n   pl   , -nies  
1    polyphonic style of composition or a piece of music utilizing it  
2    the use of polyphones in a writing system  
     (C19: from Greek poluphonia diversity of tones, from poly- + phone speech, sound)  
  polyphonous      adj  
  polyphonously      adv  
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