Contrapuntal meaning

kŏn'trə-pŭn'tl
Of, relating to, or incorporating counterpoint.
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Of or characterized by counterpoint.
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(music) Of or relating to counterpoint.
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According to the principles of counterpoint.
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Origin of contrapuntal

  • From obsolete Italian contrapunto counterpoint Italian contra- against (from Latin contrā- contra–) Italian punto point, note (from Vulgar Latin punctum) (from Latin pūnctum punctual)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin punctus contra punctum (“note against note”)
    From Wiktionary