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

Word History

First Known Use

1730, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 17 Apr. 2024.

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