invertible counterpoint

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of invertible counterpoint was in 1836

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“Invertible counterpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/invertible%20counterpoint. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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