|Origin:||contrepoint, from Medieval Latin contrapunctus, from contra- ( CONTRA-) + punctus 'musical note, tune'|
Related topics: Music
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.