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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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In music, the layering of one or more melody over the main melody. When two things that are different are compared in an interesting or pleasant way.

Usage examples (37)
  • counterpoint was used extensively during the baroque period of classical music.
  • I think an interesting counterpoint is the bilingual program in the community of Madrid.
  • His hands, one grasping a withered stick and the other a bag filled with old bones, moved in counterpoint to his words.
  • In some ways it’s almost in counterpoint to the program. for more
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