- of or relating to counterpoint.
- composed of two or more relatively independent melodies sounded together.
Origin of contrapuntal
Examples from the Web for contrapuntal
Historical Examples of contrapuntal
Is music to be prized and taken to our hearts because it is contrapuntal and complex?The Merry-Go-Round
Carl Van Vechten
A series of contrapuntal, mental phantasmagoria from real life.Nightmare Tales
H. P. Blavatsky
But its object was mainly the display of contrapuntal learning.Sebastian Bach
Reginald Lane Poole
A melody to him was usually a detail in a contrapuntal scheme.Music in the History of the Western Church
The Pope can do much, but he will not be able to get contrapuntal music into Varese.The Note-Books of Samuel Butler
- music characterized by counterpoint