- of or relating to counterpoint.
- composed of two or more relatively independent melodies sounded together.
Origin of contrapuntal
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- music characterized by counterpoint
Word Origin for contrapuntal
C19: from Italian contrappunto counterpoint + al 1
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Word Origin and History for contrapuntally
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