contrapuntally

contrapuntal

[kon-truh-puhn-tl]
adjective Music.
1.
of or pertaining to counterpoint.
2.
composed of two or more relatively independent melodies sounded together.

Origin:
1835–45; < Italian contrappunt(o) + -al1. See counterpoint

contrapuntally, adverb
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contrapuntal (ˌkɒntrəˈpʌntəl)
 
adj
music characterized by counterpoint
 
[C19: from Italian contrappuntocounterpoint + al1]
 
contra'puntally
 
adv

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contrapuntal
1845, from It. contrapunto "counterpoint," also "backstitch," from contra "against" + punto "point." Cf. counterpoint. Related: Contrapuntally.
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