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contrapuntal

con·tra·pun·tal / ˌkäntrəˈpəntl/ • adj. Mus. of or in counterpoint. ∎  (of a piece of music) with two or more independent melodic lines. DERIVATIVES: con·tra·pun·tal·ly adv. con·tra·pun·tist / -tist/ n.

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contrapuntal

contrapuntal (mus.) pert. to counterpoint. XIX. f. It. contrappunto COUNTERPOINT + -AL 1.

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contrapuntal

contrapuntal. The adjective of counterpoint.

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