Word of the Day – Contrapuntal

By November 9, 2019 Word of the Day

Contrapuntal (adj) (music)

kon-tra-pun-tal

Of or in counterpoint.

Mid 19th century from Italian contrapunto (see counterpoint) + -al.

Example sentences

“That style of music is more lyrical than contrapuntal.”

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