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Meaning of "polyphone" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF POLYPHONE

polyphone  [ˈpɒlɪˌfəʊn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POLYPHONE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Polyphone is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES POLYPHONE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

polyphone

Polyphony

In music, polyphony is a texture consisting of two or more simultaneous lines of independent melody, as opposed to music with just one voice or music with one dominant melodic voice accompanied by chords. Within the context of the Western musical tradition, the term is usually used to refer to music of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Baroque forms such as the fugue, which might be called polyphonic, are usually described instead as contrapuntal. Also, as opposed to the species terminology of counterpoint, polyphony was generally either "pitch-against-pitch" / "point-against-point" or "sustained-pitch" in one part with melismas of varying lengths in another. In all cases the conception was probably what Margaret Bent calls "dyadic counterpoint", with each part being written generally against one other part, with all parts modified if needed in the end. This point-against-point conception is opposed to "successive composition", where voices were written in an order with each new voice fitting into the whole so far constructed, which was previously assumed.

Definition of polyphone in the English dictionary

The definition of polyphone in the dictionary is a letter or character having more than one phonetic value, such as English c, pronounced ((k)) before a, o, or u or ((s)) before e or i.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH POLYPHONE


audiphone
ˈɔːdɪˌfəʊn
cellphone
ˈsɛlˌfəʊn
diphone
ˈdaɪˌfəʊn
earphone
ˈɪəˌfəʊn
Entryphone
ˈentrɪˌfəʊn
Francophone
ˈfræŋkəʊˌfəʊn
handphone
ˈhændˌfəʊn
harmoniphone
hɑːˈmɒnɪˌfəʊn
interphone
ˈɪntəˌfəʊn
iPhone
ˈaɪˌfəʊn
megaphone
ˈmɛɡəˌfəʊn
microphone
ˈmaɪkrəˌfəʊn
monotelephone
ˌmɒnəʊˈtɛlɪˌfəʊn
payphone
ˈpeɪˌfəʊn
radiotelephone
ˌreɪdɪəʊˈtɛlɪˌfəʊn
saxophone
ˈsæksəˌfəʊn
smartphone
ˈsmɑːtˌfəʊn
speakerphone
ˈspiːkəˌfəʊn
telephone
ˈtɛlɪˌfəʊn
videotelephone
ˌvɪdɪəʊˈtɛlɪˌfəʊn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POLYPHONE

polyphagy
polypharmacy
polyphase
polyphasic
Polyphemus
polyphenol
polyphenolic
polyphloesboean
polyphloisbic
polyphon
polyphonic
polyphonic prose
polyphonic ringtone
polyphonically
polyphonies
polyphonist
polyphonous
polyphonously
polyphony
polyphosphoric acid

WORDS THAT END LIKE POLYPHONE

alto saxophone
Anglophone
answerphone
camera phone
cell phone
cellular phone
cellular telephone
Dictaphone
gramophone
homophone
hone
hydrophone
mobile phone
Persephone
phone
radio microphone
sousaphone
superphone
vibraphone
visiophone
xylophone

Synonyms and antonyms of polyphone in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «polyphone» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POLYPHONE

Find out the translation of polyphone to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of polyphone from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «polyphone» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

多音字
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

polifónicos
570 millions of speakers

English

polyphone
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

polyphone
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

polyphone
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Полифония
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

polyphone
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

polyphone
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

polyphonique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Polyphone
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

polyphone
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

polyphone
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

polyphone
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Polyphone
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

polyphone
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

polyphone
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पॉलीफोन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Çok sesli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Polyphone
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

polyphone
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

поліфонія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

polyphone
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

POLYPHONE
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Poly
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Polyphone
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Polyphone
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of polyphone

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POLYPHONE»

The term «polyphone» is normally little used and occupies the 124.250 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POLYPHONE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «polyphone» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «polyphone» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about polyphone

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POLYPHONE»

Discover the use of polyphone in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to polyphone and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Polyphone Messen Im 15. Und 16. Jahrhundert: Funktion, ...
This volume examines the polyphonic mass as an instrument for effective symbolic public communication within liturgical, artificial, denominational and political parameters, taking the style and history of the genre into account.
Andrea Ammendola, Daniel Glowotz, Jürgen Heidrich, 2012
2
Antique phonograph: gadgets, gizmos, and gimmicks
The first known mention of the "Polyphone" appeared in the September 1 898 issue of the Phonoscope. By the following month, Editor Russell Hunting had seen the "Polyphone" and had this to say: The Polyphone is perhaps the newest of ...
Timothy C. Fabrizio, George F. Paul, 1999
3
The New Amberola Graphic
This particular Type "AT" is equipped with a $15.00 "Polyphone Attachment" which was first offered in late 1898. The "Polyphone" was offered by the Talking Machine Company of Chicago amidst claims of doubled volume and. 8.
‎1997
4
ICASSP-94: 1994 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, ...
THE VOICE ACROSS JAPAN DATABASE — THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE CONTRIBUTION TO POLYPHONE Tom Staples, Joseph Picone, and N. Arai Texas Instruments — Computer Science Laboratory P.O. Box 655474, MS 238, Dallas, ...
IEEE Signal Processing Society, 1994
5
Special issue on computational resources for research in ...
English Polyphone Database -DBI (English) 1000 speakers recorded over digital telephone lines, phonetically rich sentences, keywords, digits English Polyphone Database -DB2 (English) phonetically rich sentences sub-set of DB 1 Erlanger ...
Computational Linguistics Society of R.O.C., 1997
6
The Phonoscope
THE PHONOSCOPE the POLYPHONE PRICE REDUCED ONLY $15. COMPLETE The $15 POLYPHONE 15 guaran- TEED TO BE TWICE AS LOUD AND NATURAL AS ANY OTHER TALKING MACHINE that sells for less ihan J26. 00 $35 ...
‎1899
7
Antique phonograph accessories and contraptions
The Chicago Talking Machine Company marketed an unusual attachment called the Polyphone to fit Edison Phonographs and Columbia Graphophones. The concept was simple: two reproducers tracking in the same groove a micro- second ...
Timothy C. Fabrizio, George F. Paul, 2003
8
Western Druggist
5.00 Our net cash price for all, % 18.00 POLYPHONE OUTFIT NO. 7. 1 Edison Standard Phonograph with Polyphone, complete 1 Oak Carrying Case 2 Extra Loud Automatic Reproducing Diaphragms 1 Special Recording Diaphragm.
‎1899
9
International Journal of Computational Linguistics & Chinese ...
797 calls received in Italy and UK Dutch Polyphone Database (Dutch) telephone speech of 5050 Dutch speakers, 44 items per speaker, read and spontaneous English Polyphone Database -DBI (English) 1000 speakers recorded over ...
‎1996
10
ICSLP ... Proceedings
The words used are the french digits (0-9) for all the three sub- databases, added with the word "diese" (hash) and "etoile" (star) in the extracts from "Polyphone" . The Polyphone database is low noise (people are calling from home).
University of Delaware, Alfred I. Du Pont Institute, William Idsardi, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POLYPHONE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term polyphone is used in the context of the following news items.
1
E3 2015 Games Predictions List: Top 5 Sony Titles We Could See …
Polyphone Digital's racing car video game is expected to come out via PlayStation 4 sometime next year or in 2017, Master Herald claimed. «Latino Post, May 15»
2
Retro-Synthies und Software-Tricks
In einer kurzen Probe funktionierte das polyphone Pitchtracking der 700 Euro teuren Box ausgezeichnet, sodass künftig vielleicht mehr ... «c't, May 15»
3
Korngold reloaded in Hamburg
... Staatsorchester souverän durch die komplexe Partitur führte und dafür sorgte, dass die stellenweise polyphone Anlage auch hörbar wurde. «klassik.com, Mar 15»
4
Five bucks for five musicals at Polyphone Festival
... March 29), you're in for another performance score with the Polyphone Festival, University of the Arts' five-day festival of five musicals for only ... «Philly.com, Mar 15»
5
Horology Auction Earns Nearly $1.1 Million
Another example, an 84" Polyphone Musicwerke upright walnut music box on a walnut cabinet base made in Leipzig, Germany around 1890, ... «Maine Antique Digest, Feb 15»
6
Polyphony Digital promises Grand Turismo 7 will be the best in the …
But it's probably too early for Polyphone Digital to state that the game will be the best in the series. Players will just have to wait to find out for ... «Sportskeeda, Dec 14»
7
Antiques / By Terry and Kim Kovel
Most Polyphone disc music boxes were made between 1895 and 1905. Polyphon music boxes sell at auctions for hundreds or even thousands ... «Buffalo News, Nov 14»
8
Rookwood pottery
Polyphon Musikwerke was founded in Leipzig, Germany, before 1890. Most Polyphone disc music boxes were made between 1895 and 1905. «Observer-Reporter, Nov 14»
9
Artist-decorated Rookwood pottery very popular
Polyphon Musikwerke was founded in Leipzig, Germany, before 1890. Most Polyphone disc music boxes were made between 1895 and 1905. «HeraldNet, Nov 14»
10
Game of Phones: iPhone 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy (Video)
Vielleicht öffnet es dem einen oder anderen die Augen – die junge, hübsche Dame mit einem (uralten) Nokia Handy OHNE polyphone ... «apfeleimer.de, Oct 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Polyphone [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/polyphone>. Jul 2020 ».
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