voice exchange

noun

: the simultaneous exchange of musical phrases between two or more voices or parts
First, there is a voice exchange: the lower voice moves up a semitone from G to A♭, then the upper voice descends a semitone from A♭ to G.Joseph N. Straus, The Music of Ruth Crawford Seeger, 1995

called also part exchange

Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of voice exchange was in 1949

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“Voice exchange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voice%20exchange. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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