|Origin:||contrepoint, from Medieval Latin contrapunctus, from contra- ( CONTRA-) + punctus 'musical note, tune'|
the combination of two or more tunes played together so that they sound like one tune
in counterpoint to something
The viola is exactly in counterpoint to the first violin.
a tune that is one part of counterpoint
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when two things that are different are compared in an interesting or pleasant way
I have used my interviews with parents as a counterpoint to a professional judgement.