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coun·ter·point

 (koun′tər-point′)
n.
1. Music
a. Melodic material that is added above or below an existing melody.
b. The technique of combining two or more melodic lines in such a way that they establish a harmonic relationship while retaining their linear individuality.
c. A composition or piece that incorporates or consists of contrapuntal writing.
2.
a. A contrasting but parallel element, item, or theme.
b. Use of contrasting elements in a work of art.
tr.v. coun·ter·point·ed, coun·ter·point·ing, coun·ter·points
1. Music To write or arrange (music) in counterpoint.
2. To set in contrast: "The complex, clotted computer talk sadly counterpoints the simplistic nature of the characters" (Rhoda Koenig).

counterpoint

(ˈkaʊntəˌpɔɪnt)
n
1. (Music, other) the technique involving the simultaneous sounding of two or more parts or melodies
2. (Music, other) a melody or part combined with another melody or part. See also descant1
3. (Music, other) the musical texture resulting from the simultaneous sounding of two or more melodies or parts
4. (Music, other) strict counterpoint the application of the rules of counterpoint as an academic exercise
5. a contrasting or interacting element, theme, or item; foil
6. (Poetry) prosody the use of a stress or stresses at variance with the regular metrical stress
vb
(tr) to set in contrast
[C15: from Old French contrepoint, from contre- counter- + point dot, note in musical notation, that is, an accompaniment set against the notes of a melody]

coun•ter•point

(ˈkaʊn tərˌpɔɪnt)

n.
2. the texture resulting from the combining of individual melodic lines.
3. a melody composed to be combined with another melody.
4. any element that is juxtaposed and contrasted with another.
v.t.
5. to emphasize or set off by contrast or juxtaposition.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French contrepoint, translation of Medieval Latin (cantus) contrāpūnctus literally, (song) pointed or pricked against, referring to notes of an accompaniment written over or under the notes of a plainsong]

counterpoint


Past participle: counterpointed
Gerund: counterpointing

Imperative
counterpoint
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Present
I counterpoint
you counterpoint
he/she/it counterpoints
we counterpoint
you counterpoint
they counterpoint
Preterite
I counterpointed
you counterpointed
he/she/it counterpointed
we counterpointed
you counterpointed
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Present Continuous
I am counterpointing
you are counterpointing
he/she/it is counterpointing
we are counterpointing
you are counterpointing
they are counterpointing
Present Perfect
I have counterpointed
you have counterpointed
he/she/it has counterpointed
we have counterpointed
you have counterpointed
they have counterpointed
Past Continuous
I was counterpointing
you were counterpointing
he/she/it was counterpointing
we were counterpointing
you were counterpointing
they were counterpointing
Past Perfect
I had counterpointed
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he/she/it had counterpointed
we had counterpointed
you had counterpointed
they had counterpointed
Future
I will counterpoint
you will counterpoint
he/she/it will counterpoint
we will counterpoint
you will counterpoint
they will counterpoint
Future Perfect
I will have counterpointed
you will have counterpointed
he/she/it will have counterpointed
we will have counterpointed
you will have counterpointed
they will have counterpointed
Future Continuous
I will be counterpointing
you will be counterpointing
he/she/it will be counterpointing
we will be counterpointing
you will be counterpointing
they will be counterpointing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been counterpointing
you have been counterpointing
he/she/it has been counterpointing
we have been counterpointing
you have been counterpointing
they have been counterpointing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been counterpointing
you will have been counterpointing
he/she/it will have been counterpointing
we will have been counterpointing
you will have been counterpointing
they will have been counterpointing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been counterpointing
you had been counterpointing
he/she/it had been counterpointing
we had been counterpointing
you had been counterpointing
they had been counterpointing
Conditional
I would counterpoint
you would counterpoint
he/she/it would counterpoint
we would counterpoint
you would counterpoint
they would counterpoint
Past Conditional
I would have counterpointed
you would have counterpointed
he/she/it would have counterpointed
we would have counterpointed
you would have counterpointed
they would have counterpointed

counterpoint

Two or more melodic lines combined harmoniously.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterpoint - a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies
concerted music, polyphonic music, polyphony - music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments
inversion - (counterpoint) a variation of a melody or part in which ascending intervals are replaced by descending intervals and vice versa
Verb1.counterpoint - to show differences when compared; be different; "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"
differ - be different; "These two tests differ in only one respect"
counterbalance, oppose - contrast with equal weight or force
conflict - be in conflict; "The two proposals conflict!"
foil - enhance by contrast; "In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background"
2.counterpoint - write in counterpoint; "Bach perfected the art of counterpointing"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
compose, write - write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"

counterpoint

noun
Related words
adjective contrapuntal

counterpoint

noun
Striking difference between compared individuals:
Translations
ellenpontkontrapunkt

counterpoint

[ˈkaʊntəpɔɪnt]
A. N (Mus, fig) → contrapunto m
B. VT (fig) → poner el contrapunto a
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