contrapuntist

[ kon-truh-puhn-tist ]
/ ˌkɒn trəˈpʌn tɪst /
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noun

a person skilled in the practice of counterpoint.

Nearby words

  1. contraposition,
  2. contrapositive,
  3. contrapposto,
  4. contraption,
  5. contrapuntal,
  6. contrarian,
  7. contrariety,
  8. contrarily,
  9. contrariness,
  10. contrarious

Origin of contrapuntist

From the Italian word contrappuntista, dating back to 1770–80. See counterpoint, -ist

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Examples from the Web for contrapuntist

  • Other music was required to depict the emotions than that of the contrapuntist, with its puzzling intricacies.

    For Every Music Lover|Aubertine Woodward Moore
  • Much that Nabucco contained demonstrated the fully-trained composer, the scientific musician, and the able contrapuntist.

    Verdi: Man and Musician|Frederick James Crowest
  • His training as a composer was finished under the contrapuntist Dehn, with whom Glinka stayed for several months at Berlin.



British Dictionary definitions for contrapuntist

contrapuntist

contrapuntalist

/ (ˌkɒntrəˈpʌntɪst) /

noun

music a composer skilled in counterpoint
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