Noun(1) a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies
Verb(1) to show differences when compared; be different(2) write in counterpoint
(1) Bernstein studied harmony and counterpoint with Walter Piston at Harvard.(2) The euro will become a powerful counterpoint to the US dollar, and beside these two powerful currencies the Australian dollar looks increasingly vulnerable.(3) For a humorous counterpoint to Deacon's scholarly observations on the University of Michigan cases, check out Ann Coulter's latest column.(4) I have used my interviews with parents as a counterpoint to a professional judgment(5) Joe is the counterpoint to David, with a programmed love that is all simulation, and can be turned off as well as on.(6) But today they highlight Charles' sheer musical eclecticism, and vitally counterpoint his earlier earthier style.(7) My cod with chorizo is a tried-and-tested combination, with the strong taste of the chorizo providing a pleasing counterpoint to a succulent piece of cod.(8) They've had a big hit with a series called Witch, which is for 10 to 12-year-old girls, so this is going to be the counterpoint to that for boys.(9) Regrettably, the counterpoint to that dominance is a tendency to relapse into aggressive and uncivilised patterns of behaviour from time to time.(10) As if to counterpoint the tension, a rollicking square-dance-inspired tune by Smith's sister, Soozie Tyrell, fills the room.(11) It appears to be a simple performance but one full of richness and stands as the counterpoint to the work done by James Stewart.(12) Ned is a meteorologist devoted to science and logic, the counterpoint to his sister and her belief in curses and irrational fate.(13) the sauce made a piquant counterpoint to the ham(14) If she conceives of it as a fugue, she uses techniques of counterpoint and fugal structure to make the piece.(15) We find also a fascination with Baroque counterpoint and modal melodies from Gregorian chant to Appalachian folk tunes.(16) Now, admittedly this could be seen as a neat counterpoint to the national lottery, which is a tax on stupidity.
(1) counterpoint :: counterpoint
1. contrast ::
Different Formscounterpoint, counterpointed, counterpointing, counterpoints
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As a COUNTERPOINT, here he is,
uninvited and visibly sweaty.
The Big Bang Theory Season 7, Episode 17
- Uh, COUNTERPOINT...
- To the car!
The Big Bang Theory Season 11, Episode 10
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