Definition of monophony in US English:

monophony

noun

  • See monophonic

    • ‘The great Classical theorist Heinrich Koch established the two modern distinctions: monophony - polyphony, and polyphony - homophony.’
    • ‘In both cases, the response ‘Deo gracias’ was sung in simple monophony.’
    • ‘In its vocal sections, Kancheli's debt to medieval monophony is clear, however tempered with modernism.’
    • ‘Central to all music from Syria and Arab countries are monophony and heterophony, vocal flourishes, subtle intonation, rich improvisation, and the Arab scales.’

Pronunciation

monophony

/məˈnäfənē/