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Definition of Counterpoint


  1. An opposite point
  2. The setting of note against note in harmony; the adding of one or more parts to a given canto fermo or melody
  3. The art of polyphony, or composite melody, i. e., melody not single, but moving attended by one or more related melodies.
  4. Music in parts; part writing; harmony; polyphonic music. See Polyphony.
  5. A coverlet; a cover for a bed, often stitched or broken into squares; a counterpane. See 1st Counterpane.
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Counterpoint Translations

counterpoint in German is Kontrapunkt
counterpoint in Hungarian is ellenpont
counterpoint in Spanish is contrapunto
counterpoint in Swedish is kontrapunkt