noun Date: 1776 one who writes counterpoint

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  • Contrapuntist — Con tra*pun tist, n. [It. contrappuntista.] (Mus.) One skilled in counterpoint. L. Mason. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contrapuntist — [kän΄trəpunt′ist] n. an expert in the principles and art of counterpoint …   English World dictionary

  • contrapuntist — contrapuntal ► ADJECTIVE Music ▪ of or in counterpoint. DERIVATIVES contrapuntally adverb contrapuntist noun. ORIGIN from Italian contrapunto counterpoint …   English terms dictionary

  • contrapuntist — /kon treuh pun tist/, n. a person skilled in the practice of counterpoint. [1770 80; < It contrappuntista. See COUNTERPOINT, IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • contrapuntist — n. composer who specializes in counterpoint …   English contemporary dictionary

  • contrapuntist — con·tra·pun·tist …   English syllables

  • contrapuntist — con•tra•pun•tist [[t]ˌkɒn trəˈpʌn tɪst[/t]] n. mad a person skilled in the practice of counterpoint • Etymology: 1770–80; < It contrappuntista …   From formal English to slang

  • contrapuntist — /kɒntrəˈpʊntəst/ (say kontruh poontuhst) noun someone skilled in the practice of counterpoint …   Australian English dictionary

  • contrapuntist — noun a composer who specializes in counterpoint • Derivationally related forms: ↑counterpoint • Hypernyms: ↑composer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Counterpoint — For other uses, see Counterpoint (disambiguation). Extract from Fugue no. 17 in A flat major, BWV 862, from book 1 of The Well Tempered Clavier by Bach, who is widely regarded as the greatest practitioner of counterpoint.[ …   Wikipedia

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