single counterpoint

noun

: 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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Word History

First Known Use

1730, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of single counterpoint was in 1730

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“Single counterpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/single%20counterpoint. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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