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Music composed for many parts or voices, each with its own melody, thus creating a rich texture of sound. The music itself is called polyphony. This is in contrast to monophonic music (monophony), which has only one part or voice. This is a type of compositional texture.

See Also

[English] polyphony
[English] monophonic
[English] monophony
[English] homophonic
[English] homophony


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