Definition of homophony in English:



  • See homophonous

    • ‘Homophony is a ubiquitous phenomenon across languages.’
    • ‘Being raised in a Lutheran tradition, my vocal writing is largely chorale style homophony contrasting with traditional contrapuntal textures.’
    • ‘By setting one voice against three, Byrd masterfully harnesses the emphatic qualities of both polyphony and homophony: the text repetition of the former and the clarity and unity of the latter.’
    • ‘Note that I'm not denying that languages can and do differ in their relative amounts of homophony, word-sense ambiguity and lexical category ambiguity.’
    • ‘This piece juxtaposes the calm homophony of the choir with a more mobile organ part.’