free part


Definition of free part

: 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

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First Known Use of free part

1782, in the meaning defined above

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“Free part.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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