unequal counterpoint

noun

archaic
: strict counterpoint in which one part has two or four notes for every note in another part compare second species, third species

Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unequal counterpoint was in 1834

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“Unequal counterpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unequal%20counterpoint. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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