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Definition of "contrapuntist" []

  • One who writes or composes counterpoint. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "contrapuntist" in a sentence
  • "In both [the melodic inventor and the contrapuntist] this is to be ascribed more to the energies of genius, and to some natural and inborn talent than to craftsmanship."
  • "Albrechtsberger was the famous contrapuntist of his day, and Beethoven derived much from his teaching; he does not appear to have impressed his master, however, with a high opinion of his powers, for the old man advised one of his pupils to have nothing to do with the young man from Bonn."
  • "He studied at the University of his native city, choosing the law for his profession, but making music the occupation of his leisure hours, -- the well-known contrapuntist, Türk, being his instructor in musical theory and composition."