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Example sentences from the Web for counterpoint
As a counterpoint, he highlights the early microchip industry, where would-be rivals cross-licensed their patents and then got to work actually making things, to everyone’s benefit.The fierce scientific rivalry over a powerful gene-editing technology|Sam Kean|March 12, 2021|Washington Post
The mystery of his perspective acts as a counterpoint to the melodrama, and makes the coincidence feels lived-in.
If liberal Hollywood is notorious for pushing a progressive agenda, country has historically been its counterpoint—a safe haven for traditional “family values.”
'Vaccination does not solve all the problems'On the Eastern Shore of Maryland, the public schools in Talbot County offer an unusual counterpoint to the some of the vaccine drama.Teachers are moving to the front of the vaccine line — but that doesn’t mean all schools will reopen right away|Hannah Natanson, Donna St. George, Perry Stein|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
As a valuable counterpoint, Brad Geddes shared a great example of a reason RSAs could underperform for some advertisers.RSAs vs ETAs, how, when, and why PPC experts use them|Frederick Vallaeys|December 14, 2020|Search Engine Land
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A cold salad with French string beans is the perfect counterpoint.
He hopes it will stand as a counterpoint to the divisiveness of extremism.
Yet another counterpoint emerges here in the person of Robert Todd Lincoln, his eldest son, who wants to join the Army.
In some respects, Yale presents a counterpoint, where secret societies are not a huge party scene and keep a low profile.
Both Fontana and Sowinski say that he went through a complete course of counterpoint and composition.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
The warring counterpoint of the two orchestras only added to the lawless excitement of the throng.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
He trained Wilhelmine in music, till thorough-bass, counterpoint, and the rest became to her an easy exercise.A German Pompadour|Marie Hay
On his writing desk I found a few passages from his first lesson in counterpoint.
The earlier obbligato accompaniment gave way to an obbligato style of writing which rested to a greater extent on counterpoint.
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.