Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun counterpoint

1 sense of counterpoint

Sense 1
counterpoint -- (a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies)
       => polyphony, polyphonic music, concerted music -- (music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb counterpoint

2 senses of counterpoint

Sense 1
contrast, counterpoint -- (to show differences when compared; be different; "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities")
       => differ -- (be different; "These two tests differ in only one respect")

Sense 2
counterpoint -- (write in counterpoint; "Bach perfected the art of counterpointing")
       => compose, write -- (write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies")

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