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Of or in counterpoint.
- ‘This symphony is, if anything, contrapuntal, and the first movement a stunning exemplar.’
- ‘Generally, they are more lyrical and less contrapuntal than their German counterparts.’
- ‘The final movement has some pounding drums with trumpets and some more contrapuntal blending of melodic lines.’
- ‘One would expect this in something like the early Passacaglia, a contrapuntal Baroque form in which a set of variations occurs over a repeating bass.’
- ‘One finds this mirrored in the antiphonies between orchestral groups in a huge, highly contrapuntal gigue.’
- ‘The motets, however, represent the zenith of Brahms's contrapuntal art.’
Mid 19th century: from Italian contrapunto (see counterpoint)+ -al.
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