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contrapuntist

[kon-truh-puhn-tist] /ˌkɒn trəˈpʌn tɪst/
noun
1.
a person skilled in the practice of counterpoint.
Origin of contrapuntist
1770-1780
1770-80; < Italian contrappuntista. See counterpoint, -ist
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  • Much that Nabucco contained demonstrated the fully-trained composer, the scientific musician, and the able contrapuntist.

    Verdi: Man and Musician Frederick James Crowest
  • His training as a composer was finished under the contrapuntist Dehn, with whom Glinka stayed for several months at Berlin.

  • Other music was required to depict the emotions than that of the contrapuntist, with its puzzling intricacies.

    For Every Music Lover Aubertine Woodward Moore
British Dictionary definitions for contrapuntist

contrapuntist

/ˌkɒntrəˈpʌntɪst/
noun
1.
(music) a composer skilled in counterpoint
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