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[kon-truh-puhn-tl] /ˌkɒn trəˈpʌn tl/

adjective, Music.
of or relating to counterpoint.
composed of two or more relatively independent melodies sounded together.
(music) characterized by counterpoint

1845, from Italian contrapunto “counterpoint,” also “backstitch,” from contra “against” (see contra) + punto “point” (see point (n.)). Musical use is from Medieval Latin cantus contrapunctis. Cf. counterpoint. Related: Contrapuntally.


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