Contrapuntal is used with these nouns: ↑music

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  • Contrapuntal — Con tra*pun tal, a. [It. contrappunto counterpoint. See {Counterpoint}.] (Mus.) Pertaining to, or according to the rules of, counterpoint. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contrapuntal — 1845, from It. contrapunto counterpoint, also backstitch, from contra against + punto point. Musical use is from M.L. cantus contrapunctis. Cf. COUNTERPOINT (Cf. counterpoint). Related: Contrapuntally …   Etymology dictionary

  • contrapuntal — ► ADJECTIVE Music ▪ of or in counterpoint. DERIVATIVES contrapuntally adverb contrapuntist noun. ORIGIN from Italian contrapunto counterpoint …   English terms dictionary

  • contrapuntal — [kän΄trə punt′ l] adj. [It contrappunto (see COUNTERPOINT + AL] 1. of or characterized by counterpoint 2. according to the principles of counterpoint contrapuntally adv …   English World dictionary

  • Contrapuntal motion — In music theory, contrapuntal motion is the general movement of two melodic lines with respect to each other. In traditional four part harmony, it is important that lines maintain their independence, an effect which can be achieved by the… …   Wikipedia

  • contrapuntal — adjective Etymology: Italian contrappunto counterpoint, from Medieval Latin contrapunctus more at counterpoint Date: 1845 1. polyphonic 2. of, relating to, or marked by counterpoint • contrapuntally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • contrapuntal — contrapuntally, adv. /kon treuh pun tl/, adj. Music. 1. of or pertaining to counterpoint. 2. composed of two or more relatively independent melodies sounded together. [1835 45; < It contrappunt(o) + AL1. See COUNTERPOINT] * * * …   Universalium

  • contrapuntal — adjective Of or relating to counterpoint …   Wiktionary

  • contrapuntal — con·tra·pun·tal || ‚kÉ’ntrÉ™ pÊŒntl adj. (Music) pertaining to counterpoint (combining of two different melodies) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • contrapuntal — [ˌkɒntrə pʌnt(ə)l] adjective Music of or in counterpoint. Derivatives contrapuntally adverb contrapuntist noun Origin C19: from Ital. contrapunto (see counterpoint) + al …   English new terms dictionary

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