[ kon-truh-puhn-tl ]
/ ˌkɒn trəˈpʌn tl /
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of or relating to counterpoint.
composed of two or more relatively independent melodies sounded together.
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OTHER WORDS FROM contrapuntalcon·tra·pun·tal·ly, adverb
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Gilchrist is one of our most polished composers contrapuntally, but has been here in a very lyric mood.Contemporary American Composers|Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for contrapuntal
/ (ˌkɒntrəˈpʌntəl) /
music characterized by counterpoint
Derived forms of contrapuntalcontrapuntally, adverb
Word Origin for contrapuntal
C19: from Italian contrappunto counterpoint + al 1
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