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  • counterpoint — /kown teuhr poynt /, n. 1. Music. the art of combining melodies. 2. Music. the texture resulting from the combining of individual melodic lines. 3. a melody composed to be combined with another melody. 4. Also called counterpoint rhythm. Pros.… …   Universalium

  • symphony — /sim feuh nee/, n., pl. symphonies. 1. Music. a. an elaborate instrumental composition in three or more movements, similar in form to a sonata but written for an orchestra and usually of far grander proportions and more varied elements. b. an… …   Universalium

  • contrapuntal — adjective Etymology: Italian contrappunto counterpoint, from Medieval Latin contrapunctus more at counterpoint Date: 1845 1. polyphonic 2. of, relating to, or marked by counterpoint • contrapuntally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fugue — noun Etymology: probably from Italian fuga flight, fugue, from Latin, flight, from fugere Date: 1597 1. a. a musical composition in which one or two themes are repeated or imitated by successively entering voices and contrapuntally developed in a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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