• (n.) Multiplicity of sounds, as in the reverberations of an echo.
  • (n.) Plurality of sounds and articulations expressed by the same vocal sign.
  • (n.) Composition in mutually related, equally important parts which share the melody among them; contrapuntal composition; -- opposed to homophony, in which the melody is given to one part only, the others filling out the harmony. See Counterpoint.

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