equal counterpoint

noun

old-fashioned
: strict counterpoint in which the parts move in even and identical note values : first species
In equal counterpoint, the leading of the several parts is independent only in a melodic sense.Theodore Baker, translation of Salomon Jadassohn, A Manual of Single, Double, Triple and Quadruple Counterpoint, 1902

Word History

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of equal counterpoint was in 1822

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“Equal counterpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equal%20counterpoint. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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