Definition of polyphonism in English:

polyphonism

noun

  • 1Multiplication of sounds or voices; an instance of this.

  • 2Music
    rare The use of polyphony; polyphonic style or composition; an instance of this.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in William Derham (1657–1735), Church of England clergyman and natural philosopher. From ancient Greek πολύϕωνος having many tones + -ism.

Pronunciation

polyphonism

/ˈpɒlɪfəʊnɪz(ə)m/ /pəˈlɪfənɪz(ə)m/