quadruple counterpoint


Definition of quadruple counterpoint

: four-part musical counterpoint in which each part can be placed above or below each of the others — compare single counterpoint, double counterpoint, triple counterpoint, invertible counterpoint

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First Known Use of quadruple counterpoint

1796, in the meaning defined above

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“Quadruple counterpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadruple%20counterpoint. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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