double counterpoint


Definition of double counterpoint

: a two-part musical counterpoint in which each part can be placed above or below the other — compare single counterpoint, triple counterpoint, quadruple counterpoint, invertible counterpoint

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First Known Use of double counterpoint

1796, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of double counterpoint was in 1796

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“Double counterpoint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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