verb (used with object)
Words nearby counterpoint
Examples from the Web for counterpoint
Reprinted by permission of Soft Skull Press, an imprint of Counterpoint.
He hopes it will stand as a counterpoint to the divisiveness of extremism.
In some respects, Yale presents a counterpoint, where secret societies are not a huge party scene and keep a low profile.
But his many piercing performances provide a counterpoint to his embarrassing legal troubles.
The counterpoint can be filled in with triplets, semiquavers, or with notes of any other value.The Eurhythmics of Jaques-Dalcroze|Emile Jaques-Dalcroze
Do you recommend the study of harmony and counterpoint to the piano student?Piano Playing|Josef Hofmann
In 1825, aided by the generosity of a patron, he went to Italy, where for three years he studied singing and counterpoint.The Standard Cantatas|George P. Upton
To my Misfortune, I asked one of this sort, from whom he had learned the Counterpoint?Observations on the Florid Song|Pier Francesco Tosi
When in his fifties he wished to write music, he took up for the first time the study of counterpoint.Modern Essays|John Macy
British Dictionary definitions for counterpoint
Other words from counterpointRelated adjective: contrapuntal
Word Origin for counterpoint
Cultural definitions for counterpoint
The use of two or more melodies at the same time in a piece of music; it was an important part of baroque music. Certain composers, such as Johann Sebastian Bach, have been especially skillful at counterpoint.