triple counterpoint

noun

Definition of triple counterpoint

: three-part musical counterpoint so written that any part may be transposed above or below any other

First Known Use of triple counterpoint

circa 1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of triple counterpoint was circa 1869

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“Triple counterpoint.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triple%20counterpoint. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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