punctus contra punctum

punctus con·​tra punc·​tum | \ -ˌkän‧trəˈpəŋ(k)təm \

Definition of punctus contra punctum

: melody against melody used of early musical part writing — compare counterpoint

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History and Etymology for punctus contra punctum

Medieval Latin

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“Punctus contra punctum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punctus%20contra%20punctum. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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