[pol-ee-fon-ik] /ˌpɒl iˈfɒn ɪk/
consisting of many voices or sounds.
Phonetics. having more than one phonetic value, as the letter s, that is voiced (z) in nose and unvoiced (s) in salt.
(music) composed of relatively independent melodic lines or parts; contrapuntal
(phonetics) of, relating to, or denoting a polyphone
1782, formed in English from Greek polyphonos (see polyphony).
noun 1. prose characterized by the use of poetic devices, as alliteration, assonance, rhyme, etc., and especially by an emphasis on rhythm not strictly metered. noun 1. a rhythmically free prose employing poetic devices, such as assonance and alliteration
[pol-ee-hahy-drok-see] /ˌpɒl i haɪˈdrɒk si/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. containing two or more hydroxyl groups. /ˌpɒlɪhaɪˈdrɒksɪ/ adjective 1. (of a chemical compound) containing two or more hydroxyl groups per molecule Also polyhydric
polyhydramnios pol·y·hy·dram·ni·os (pŏl’ē-hī-drām’nē-ŏs’) n. An excess in the amount of amniotic fluid.
[pol-ee-hahy-drik] /ˌpɒl iˈhaɪ drɪk/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. (especially of alcohols and phenols) polyhydroxy. /ˌpɒlɪˈhaɪdrɪk/ adjective 1. another word for polyhydroxy, esp when applied to alcohols polyhydric pol·y·hy·dric (pŏl’ē-hī’drĭk) adj. Containing more than one hydroxyl group.