\kˈa͡ʊntəpˌɔ͡ɪnt], \kˈaʊntəpˌɔɪnt], \k_ˈaʊ_n_t_ə_p_ˌɔɪ_n_t]\
Definitions of COUNTERPOINT
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
An opposite point
The setting of note against note in harmony; the adding of one or more parts to a given canto fermo or melody
The art of polyphony, or composite melody, i. e., melody not single, but moving attended by one or more related melodies.
Music in parts; part writing; harmony; polyphonic music. See Polyphony.
A coverlet; a cover for a bed, often stitched or broken into squares; a counterpane. See 1st Counterpane.
By Oddity Software
(music) Written harmony which originally consisted of points placed opposite to each other: the setting of a harmony of one or more parts to a melody: the art of composition.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
A coverlet; a cover for a bed, stitched or woven in squares.
Harmony in music; the art of musical composition; properly the setting of a harmony of one or more parts to a melody, originally by point opposite point.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
An opposite point; the placing of notes in music so as to indicate the harmony of parts; the art of combining and modulating sounds.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
n. An opposite point; â€”a cover for a bed; â€”musical notation, exhibiting the relations of the different parts or notes; hence, composition of harmonious modulations to a melody.
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