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Noun: counterpoint  'kawn-tu(r),poynt
  1. A musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies
Verb: counterpoint  'kawn-tu(r),poynt
  1. To show differences when compared; be different
    "the students counterpoint considerably in their artistic abilities";
    - contrast
  2. (music) write in counterpoint
    "Bach perfected the art of counterpointing"

Derived forms: counterpointed, counterpoints, counterpointing

Type of: compose, concerted music, differ, polyphonic music, polyphony, write

Encyclopedia: Counterpoint