monophonic


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monophonic

1. (of a system of broadcasting, recording, or reproducing sound) using only one channel between source and loudspeaker
2. Music of or relating to a style of musical composition consisting of a single melodic line

monophonic

(1) Also called "mono" and "monaural," it refers to the reproduction of sound using a single channel. Contrast with stereophonic.

(2) Playing only one note at a time. Contrast with polyphonic.
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The largest proportion of preserved prints is formed by hymns-books and collections of monophonic sacred songs.
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Fresh from the wilds of Winnipeg, sociologist Erving Goffman noticed an unusual phenomenon in 1963, around the time Americans began deploying monophonic earphones in public as a distraction from their immediate surroundings.
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Moreover, based on a novel downmixing process, the separated source signals--and thus the entire sound field--are encoded into one monophonic signal and side information.
Although limited to monophonic performances, the results convincingly demonstrate that CBR is a very powerful methodology to directly use the knowledge of a human performer that is implicit in her playing examples rather than trying to make this knowledge explicit by means of rules.
* texture via monophonic, homophonic, polyphonic, or heterophonic interpretations; parallel linear motion; the addition of drones, rests
The texture is monophonic, in which a single melodic line is sung by a solo singer or, in the case of the timang chorus part, the same melodic line is sung by two or more singers in unison.