countermelody

[koun-ter-mel-uh-dee]

noun, plural coun·ter·mel·o·dies.

a melody heard, played, or sung simultaneously with another melody as an integral part of the composition.

Nearby words

  1. counterman,
  2. countermand,
  3. countermarch,
  4. countermark,
  5. countermeasure,
  6. countermigration,
  7. countermine,
  8. countermove,
  9. counteroffensive,
  10. counteroffer

Origin of countermelody

First recorded in 1930–35; counter- + melody

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