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Dictionary Definition

monophonic adj
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]

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  1. In the context of "of sound reproduction": having a single channel; monaural (compare stereophonic)
  2. having a single melodic line and no harmony (compare polyphonic)

Extensive Definition

Monophonic can mean:
Also related, see: ring tones.
monophonic in Esperanto: Monofonio
monophonic in Icelandic: Einröddun
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