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counterpoint

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English

Etymology

From counter- + point.

Noun

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Singular
counterpoint

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  1. (music) a melody added to an existing one, especially one added to provide harmony whilst each retains its simultaneous identity; a composition consisting of such contrapuntal melodies
  2. any similar contrasting element in a work of art

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Verb

Infinitive
to counterpoint

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to counterpoint (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to compose or arrange such music

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