invertible counterpoint

noun

Definition of invertible counterpoint

: musical counterpoint in which each part can be placed above or below any of the others First his students wrote invertible counterpoint …, then turned to invertible canons, and finally applied their acquired contrapuntal skills to fugue writing.— Sabine Feisst, Schoenberg’s New World, 2011 — compare single counterpoint, double counterpoint, triple counterpoint, quadruple counterpoint

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First Known Use of invertible counterpoint

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Invertible counterpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/invertible%20counterpoint. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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