unequal counterpoint


Definition of unequal counterpoint

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

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First Known Use of unequal counterpoint

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Unequal counterpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unequal%20counterpoint. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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