contrapuntist

noun

con·​tra·​pun·​tist ˌkän-trə-ˈpən-tist How to pronounce contrapuntist (audio)
: one who writes counterpoint

Word History

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of contrapuntist was in 1776

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“Contrapuntist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contrapuntist. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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