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Meaning of "polyphonies" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF POLYPHONIES

polyphonies  [pəˈlɪfənɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POLYPHONIES

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Polyphonies 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 POLYPHONIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

polyphonies

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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH POLYPHONIES


baronies
ˈbærənɪz
cacophonies
kəˈkɒfənɪz
chalcedonies
kælˈsedənɪz
Colonies
ˈkɒlənɪz
dittanies
ˈdɪtənɪz
litanies
ˈlɪtənɪz
oligopsonies
ˌɒlɪˈɡɒpsənɪz
patrimonies
ˈpætrɪmənɪz
rhatanies
ˈrætənɪz
scammonies
ˈskæmənɪz
symphonies
ˈsɪmfənɪz
theogonies
θɪˈɒɡənɪz
theophanies
θɪˈɒfənɪz
tiffanies
ˈtɪfənɪz
tympanies
ˈtɪmpənɪz
tyrannies
ˈtɪrənɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POLYPHONIES

polyphenol
polyphenolic
polyphloesboean
polyphloisbic
polyphon
polyphone
polyphonic
polyphonic prose
polyphonic ringtone
polyphonically
polyphonist
polyphonous
polyphonously
polyphony
polyphosphoric acid
polyphyletic
polyphyletically
polyphyllous
polyphyodont

WORDS THAT END LIKE POLYPHONIES

agonies
balconies
boonies
ceremonies
companies
conies
cosmogonies
cronies
ebonies
felonies
harmonies
hegemonies
ironies
loonies
master of ceremonies
monies
peonies
phonies
ponies
testimonies
the Colonies

Synonyms and antonyms of polyphonies in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «polyphonies» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POLYPHONIES

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

Translator English - Chinese

和弦
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

polifonías
570 millions of speakers

English

polyphonies
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

polyphonies
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

polyphonies
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

полифония
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

polifonias
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

polyphonies
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

polyphonies
220 millions of speakers

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Polyphonies
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Polyphonie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

同時発音数
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

polyphonies
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Polyphonies
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

âm điệu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

polyphonies
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पॉलीफोनीज
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

polifoniğe
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

polifonie
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

polifonie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

поліфонія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

polyphonies
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πολυφωνίες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

polyphonies
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Polyphonies
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

polyfonier
5 millions of speakers

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POLYPHONIES» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POLYPHONIES»

Discover the use of polyphonies in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to polyphonies and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Music and Gender: Perspectives from the Mediterranean
Corsica: Polyphonies féminines / Women's Polyphonies. Buda Records, 2000. Donnisulana. Per Agata. Silex Y425019, 1992. E Duie Patrizie. Scuprendu l'alba corsa. Ricordu LM17, 1978. Ensemble Organum / Marcel Pérès. Chant corse: ...
Tullia Magrini, 2003
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Culture and Customs of Taiwan
The group Enigma used the recording of the Ami on the CC Polyphonies Vocales Des Aborigenes de Taiwan (Paris: Maison des Cultures du Monde et Chinese Folk Arts Foundation). These recordings were done in 1988 during a European ...
Gary Marvin Davison, Barbara E. Reed, 1998
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Transported by Song: Corsican Voices from Oral Tradition to ...
Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Corses Raffaelli's work with Donnisulana showed that it was possible to innovate within the traditional polyphonic framework. The group's success interna~ tionally also confirmed that there was a place in both ...
Caroline Bithell, 2007
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Analytical Studies in World Music : includes CD: includes CD
1973a. Aka Pygmy Music. UNESCO, Coll. "Musical Sources," Philips 6586- 016 ( réédition as CD 1994. Coll. "Musics and Musicians of the World," Auvidis D8054). . 1973b. "Une méthode pour la transcription de polyphonies et polyrythmies ...
Michael Tenzer Professor of Music University of British Columbia, 2006
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György Ligeti: Of Foreign Lands and Strange Sounds
Agel, Jerome, ed., The Making ofKubrick's 2001 (New York, 1970) Arom, Simha, ' The Use of Play-Back Techniques in the Study of Oral Polyphonies', Ethnomusicology 20/3 (1976), pp. 483–519 ——African Polyphony and Polyrhythm: Musical ...
Louise Duchesneau, Wolfgang Marx, 2011
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The Adventures of a Shakespeare Scholar: To Discover ...
Inevitably, when two such complex polyphonies meet in tragedy — or in life — and their reciprocating impulses have occasion to fuse in murderous aggression, terrible inward and outer pressures scrape and hammer at their identities. In tragic ...
Marvin Rosenberg, 1997
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Analytical Studies in World Music: Includes CD
1973a. Aka Pygmy Music. UNESCO, Coll. "Musical Sources," Philips 6586- 016 ( réédition as CD 1994. Coll. "Musics and Musicians of the World," Auvidis D8054). . 1973b. "Une méthode pour la transcription de polyphonies et polyrythmies de ...
Michael Tenzer, 2006
8
Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planning: Beyond ...
3.3. Ethnographic. Polyphonies. According to these premises, what kind of path should we take? First of all we should be conscious that the present internal organization of disciplines represents the result of ...
Leonie Sandercock, Giovanni Attili, 2010
9
Political and Religious Ideas in the Works of Arnold Schoenberg
Ahstract. Polyphonies. The. Music. of. Schoenherg's. Nietzschean. Moment. WILLIAM. E. BENJAMIN. The development of Arnold Schoenherg's religious thought. in the direction of an uncompromising ethical monotheism. is paralleled hy ...
Charlotte M. Cross, Russell A. Berman, 2013
10
Keyboard Magazine Presents Vintage Synthesizers: Pioneering ...
The Poly- moog, ARP Omni, Oberheim Four Voice, and Sequential Prophet-5 — all American synths — led a host of notable polyphonies. Meanwhile, Yamaha — whose only previous campaigns into the synthesizer domain were the ...
Mark Vail, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POLYPHONIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term polyphonies is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Fillmore' set shows Sly & the Family Stone at peak potency
One highlight of the early show from the second night is a treatment of “Color Me True” with barbershop polyphonies brought to bear amid the ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
2
Making a Scene
... entertaining the gathered audience and passersby with a short, blaring concert of gypsy jazz and female folk polyphonies before driving off ... «Artforum, Jun 15»
3
Tuned Team of Vocal Messengers in Hildegard
Van Ness' polyphonies are a consonant, conjunct continuum wherein infrequent but clear and magical flashes of discord appeared. «The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Jun 15»
4
Sigiswald Kuijken en vedette
Juste auparavant, le Studio de musique ancienne chantera des polyphonies de Palestrina et Benevoli. À noter la présence de Mireille Lagacé, ... «Le Devoir, May 15»
5
Cannes 2015: 'La Tête Haute' Is a Rosy View of France's Juvenile …
Classical European polyphonies dominate the soundtrack. Long takes of Malony gazing at harvested wheat fields and planted trees ... «PopMatters, May 15»
6
Does music strike a chord with everyone?
... on log drums, but of a sophistication that is comparable to Western symphonic music, with extraordinary polyphonies and polyrhythms. «New Scientist, Apr 15»
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Art this week
In Mile End on Saturday, head to Optica for a vernissage for Polyphonies, a combination of video, performance and participatory works that ... «Cult MTL, Apr 15»
8
Way of the Rain (Sun)Dance
These two craft masters set an initial performance flow with Mr. Eggar's dissonant, staccato cello polyphonies and Mr. Calhoun's various ... «Film Music, Mar 15»
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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver: In Session
It's a flurry of guitars and banjos which, accompanied by enthusiastic, electric vocal polyphonies, set the tone just right for the remainder of the ... «PopMatters, Feb 15»
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Gaz Coombes, gig review: Former Supergrass frontman gets serious …
... on “To The Wire”, the krautrock of Neu! on “The English Ruse” and even the choral micro-polyphonies of György Ligeti on “Needle's Eye”. «The Independent, Feb 15»

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