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1 counterpoint /ˈkaʊntɚˌpoɪnt/ noun
plural counterpoints
1 counterpoint
/ˈkaʊntɚˌpoɪnt/
noun
plural counterpoints
Learner's definition of COUNTERPOINT
music
: a combination of two or more melodies that are played together
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[count] : a melody played in combination with another
formal : something that is different from something else in usually a pleasing way
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2 counterpoint /ˈkaʊntɚˌpoɪnt/ verb
counterpoints; counterpointed; counterpointing
2 counterpoint
/ˈkaʊntɚˌpoɪnt/
verb
counterpoints; counterpointed; counterpointing
Learner's definition of COUNTERPOINT
[+ object] formal
: to put two things together in a way that shows how different they are from each other : contrast
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