florid counterpoint


Definition of florid counterpoint

: any type of musical counterpoint other than first species [Johannes] Tinctoris refers to the varieties of flowers in the field as an analogy for the use of florid counterpoint (i.e. counterpoint with dissonances and consonances). — Alexis Luko, in Early Music History, volume 27, 2008 especially : fifth species

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First Known Use of florid counterpoint

1776, in the meaning defined above

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“Florid counterpoint.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/florid%20counterpoint. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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