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English noun: counterpoint

1. counterpoint (communication) a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies


Broader (hypernym)concerted music, polyphonic music, polyphony


Domain category membersinversion


English verb: counterpoint

1. counterpoint (stative) to show differences when compared; be different


SamplesThe students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities.


Synonymscontrast


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)differ


Narrower (hyponym)conflict, counterbalance, foil, oppose

2. counterpoint (creation) write in counterpoint


SamplesBach perfected the art of counterpointing.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compose, write


Domain categorymusic









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