Meaning of counterpoint
Pronunciation: (koun'tur-point"), [key]
- the art of combining melodies.
- the texture resulting from the combining of individual melodic lines.
- a melody composed to be combined with another melody.
- Also calledsyncopation (def. 2).
- any element that is juxtaposed and contrasted with another.
- to emphasize or clarify by contrast or juxtaposition.
- counterpoint (Thesaurus)