single counterpoint


Definition of single counterpoint

: musical counterpoint in which each part remains above or below the others throughout — compare double counterpoint, triple counterpoint, quadruple counterpoint, invertible counterpoint

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First Known Use of single counterpoint

1730, in the meaning defined above

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“Single counterpoint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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