from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Music Of, relating to, or incorporating counterpoint.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to counterpoint.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or according to the rules of, counterpoint.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, pertaining to counterpoint, or in accordance with its rules; having an independent motion of the voice-parts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having two or more independent but harmonically related melodic parts sounding together
- adj. relating to or characteristic of or according to the rules of counterpoint
From obsolete Italian contrapunto, counterpoint : Italian contra-, against (from Latin contrā-; see contra-) + Italian punto, point, note (from Vulgar Latin *punctum, from Latin pūnctum; see punctual).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin punctus contra punctum (“note against note”) (Wiktionary)