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CONTRAPUNTAL

 Dictionary entry overview: What does contrapuntal mean? 

CONTRAPUNTAL (adjective)
  The adjective CONTRAPUNTAL has 2 senses:

1. relating to or characteristic of or according to the rules of counterpoint
2. having two or more independent but harmonically related melodic parts sounding together

  Familiarity information: CONTRAPUNTAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTRAPUNTAL (adjective)


Sense 1contrapuntal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or characteristic of or according to the rules of counterpoint

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

contrapuntal base

Pertainym:

counterpoint (a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies)


Sense 2contrapuntal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having two or more independent but harmonically related melodic parts sounding together

Synonyms:

contrapuntal; polyphonic

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)


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