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1. counterpoint

noun. ['ˈkaʊntɝˌpɔɪnt'] a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies.

Synonyms

  • concerted music
  • polyphony

Antonyms

  • monophonic music
  • agree
  • conform

Etymology

  • counter- (English)
  • point (English)
  • point (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Counterpoint

  • checkpoint
  • counterpoint
  • drypoint
  • endpoint
  • !exclamation-point
  • flashpoint
  • gunpoint
  • knifepoint
  • midpoint
  • needlepoint
  • pinpoint
  • sandpoint
  • standpoint
  • starpointe
  • sunpoint
  • valuepoint
  • viewpoint
  • wellpoint

Sentences with counterpoint


1. Noun, singular or mass
The counterpoint to the question of weaknesses is the question about an employee's strengths.

2. counterpoint

verb. ['ˈkaʊntɝˌpɔɪnt'] to show differences when compared; be different.

Synonyms

  • oppose
  • contrast
  • conflict
  • foil
  • counterbalance

Antonyms

  • keep
  • compatibility
  • uncover
  • unbalance

Etymology

  • counter- (English)
  • point (English)
  • point (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. counterpoint

verb. ['ˈkaʊntɝˌpɔɪnt'] write in counterpoint.

Synonyms

  • write

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • agreement

Etymology

  • counter- (English)
  • point (English)
  • point (Middle English (1100-1500))
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