Glossary definition of Polyphonic Ringtone

Polyphonic Ringtone is the sound made by a phone when it receives a call, and polyphony opens up almost limitless possibilities for how the phone may sound. A polyphonic ringtone means that the phone can play many tones simultaneously, so that an accurate musical performance is possible, and when played through the mobile phone 's speaker these polyphonic ringtones sound like real music.

Other types of ringtone, featuring life-like sound effects, recordings of singing, and voice announcements by celebrities are now available to be downloaded from companies that specialise in producing novelty ringtones.