Words nearby counterpoint
How to use counterpoint in a sentence
Erivo’s exquisite control came across as a sublime counterpoint to the world swirling around her.Wolf Trap celebrates 50 years of arts in the wild — so what’s another rainstorm?|Michael Andor Brodeur|July 2, 2021|Washington Post
He is a great counterpoint to the emotional connection players formed with Wrex in the previous game, and his lovable goofiness makes it difficult for players to decide where they land on the Genophage.Every ‘Mass Effect’ squadmate, ranked from a storytelling perspective|Jhaan Elker|June 4, 2021|Washington Post
Counts’s teacher, Katie Davis, had framed the discussion that day as a lesson in persuasive writing, urging students to provide evidence and counterpoints to Swink’s argument.
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.
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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.