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mon•o•dy



Pronunciation: (mon'u-dē), [key]
n.,
pl. -dies.

1. a Greek ode sung by a single voice, as in a tragedy; lament.
2. a poem in which the poet or speaker laments another's death; threnody.
3. Music.
a. a style of composition in which one part or melody predominates; homophony, as distinguished from polyphony.
b. a piece in this style.
c. monophony (def. 1).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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