1 designating sound transmission or recording or reproduction over a single channel [syn: mono, single-channel]
2 consisting of a single melodic line [ant: polyphonic]
Monophonic can mean:
- In recorded audio, a monaural recording with only one channel. Compare: stereophonic (binaural), quadraphonic.
- In musical texture, monophony.
- In synthesizers, monophonic refers to the capability of sounding only one voice, or note, at a time. Compare: duophonic, polyphonic.
monophonic in Esperanto: Monofonio
monophonic in Icelandic: Einröddun