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Definition 1: a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies - [noun denoting communication]

(counterpoint is a kind of ...) music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments

(counterpoint is the domain which ... is member of) (counterpoint) a variation of a melody or part in which ascending intervals are replaced by descending intervals and vice versa

Definition 2: write in counterpoint - [verb of creation]

Samples where counterpoint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Bach perfected the art of counterpointing

(counterpoint is a kind of ...) write music

"Beethoven composed nine symphonies"

(counterpoint belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 3: to show differences when compared; be different - [verb of stative]

Samples where counterpoint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities

Synonyms for counterpoint in the sense of this definition

(counterpoint is a kind of ...) be different

"These two tests differ in only one respect"

(... is a kind of counterpoint ) contrast with equal weight or force

(... is a kind of counterpoint ) be in conflict

"The two proposals conflict!"

(... is a kind of counterpoint ) enhance by contrast

"In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background"

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