Definition of contrapuntal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkɒntrəˈpʌntl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːntrəˈpʌntl//
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having two or more tunes played together to form a whole see also counterpoint Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Italian contrapunto (see counterpoint) + -al.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: contrapuntal