free part

noun

: a voice (see voice entry 1 sense 1b(4)) in a musical fugue (see fugue entry 1 sense 1b) or canon (see canon entry 1 sense 6) that does not represent a subject or countersubject

Word History

First Known Use

1782, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of free part was in 1782

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“Free part.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/free%20part. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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