Definition of micropolyphony in English:

micropolyphony

noun

Music
  • The compositional style chiefly associated with the Hungarian-born composer György Ligeti (1923–2006), and characterized by multiple intricate polyphonic parts.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The Listener. From micro- + polyphony, after German Mikropolyphonie (apparently coined by György Ligeti).

Pronunciation

micropolyphony

/ˌmʌɪkrə(ʊ)pəˈlɪfəni/