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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.


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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