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Synonyms for counterpoint
ˈkaʊn tərˌpɔɪntcoun·ter·point

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  1. counterpointnoun

    contrapuntal, polyphony

  2. counterpointnoun

    to compose or arrange such music

    polyphony, contrapuntal

  3. counterpointnoun

    any similar contrasting element in a work of art

    contrapuntal, polyphony

Princeton's WordNet

  1. counterpointverb

    a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies

  2. contrast, counterpointverb

    to show differences when compared; be different

    "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"


  3. counterpointverb

    write in counterpoint

    "Bach perfected the art of counterpointing"


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  1. John Jay Chapman:

    The average educated man in America has about as much knowledge of what a political idea is as he has of the principles of counterpoint. Each is a thing used in politics or music which those fellows who practice politics or music manipulate somehow. Show him one and he will deny that it is politics at all. It must be corrupt or he will not recognize it. He has only seen dried figs. He has only thought dried thoughts. A live thought or a real idea is against the rules of his mind.

  2. Amber Freda:

    It’s visually more interesting than if everything is similar, if you have a square space, I’d do square planters, but then a circular table in the middle so there’s at least one counterpoint.

  3. Arthur Chioro:

    Any citizen who is even slightly informed can see that in terms of the federal government, (Mandetta) has positioned himself as a counterpoint to the irresponsibility ... of the president, mandetta comes out of this much stronger.

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