Monophonous

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Monophonous mon-of′o-nus producing one sound at one time.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. monos, single, phōnē, voice.

Usage

In literature:

Melody reigns supreme in monophonic music.
"For Every Music Lover" by Aubertine Woodward Moore
It is written in monophonic rather than in polyphonic style, thus differing from the madrigal and glee.
"Music Notation and Terminology" by Karl W. Gehrkens
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In news:

I recently reviewed the i2M audio MIDI interface, which works amazingly well in a monophonic capacity.
Monophonics' funk career is up for the down stroke.
This month we focus on one of the brightest lights currently coming out of the Bay Area music scene, the funk-soul juggernaut known as Monophonics.
A six oscillator monophonic solo synth is just one of the amazing sound engines in the XW-P1.
McMenamins hosts Monophonics' funk .
Monophonics, Snug Harbor, Cascadia '10.
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In science:

Monophonic wave files of random music are generated and the probability distribution function of time interval between large signal values is analyzed. A power law behavior for the distribution function in the range from 0.1millisecond to 20 milliseconds is observed.
Analysis of music: controlled random music and probability distribution function of recurrence time of amplitude peaks
This (50 notes) is probably too short to be considered as a significant piece of musical expression (though monophonic mobile phone ring tones could be only just almost as long).
Analysis of music: controlled random music and probability distribution function of recurrence time of amplitude peaks
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