of or relating to counterpoint.
composed of two or more relatively independent melodies sounded together.
- con·tra·pun·tal·ly, adverb
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How to use contrapuntal in a sentence
The themes are not good of their sort, the sort being, as he said, the sort that are useful for contrapuntal working.Richard Wagner | John F. Runciman
So he showed himself neither a great poet-composer nor a contrapuntal adept.Richard Wagner | John F. Runciman
One is ever conscious in Reger that he is solving contrapuntal problems in order to astonish the vulgar herd of the professors.Musical Portraits | Paul Rosenfeld
For, like Bruckner's, they appear chosen with an eye to their serviceability for contrapuntal deformation and dissection.Musical Portraits | Paul Rosenfeld
More free in form was the motet, in which religious subjects were treated in contrapuntal fashion.Woman's Work in Music | Arthur Elson
British Dictionary definitions for contrapuntal
music characterized by counterpoint
- contrapuntally, adverb
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