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-In music, the term '[[Baroque]]' applies to the final period of dominance of imitative [[counterpoint]], where different voices and instruments echo each other but at different pitches, sometimes inverting the echo, and even reversing thematic material.+ 
 +# a [[melody]] [[added]] to an existing one, especially one added to provide [[harmony]] whilst each retains its [[simultaneous]] [[identity]]; a [[composition]] consisting of such [[contrapuntal]] melodies
 +# any similar [[contrasting]] element in a [[work of art]]
 +* [[contrapuntal]] music
 +* [[polyphony]]
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  1. a melody added to an existing one, especially one added to provide harmony whilst each retains its simultaneous identity; a composition consisting of such contrapuntal melodies
  2. any similar contrasting element in a work of art


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