Friday, August 28, 2009

Word of the Week

polyphony |pəˈlifənē|
noun ( pl. -nies) Music
the style of simultaneously combining a number of parts, each formingan individual melody and harmonizing with each other.
a composition written, played, or sung in this style.(on an electronic keyboard or synthesizer) the number of notes or voices that can be played simultaneously without loss.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

My name


Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: HUD-sən [key]

From a surname which meant "son of Hudde", Hudde being a medieval diminutive of HUGH or RICHARD. A famous bearer of the surname was the English explorer Henry Hudson (1570-1611).