Counterpoint

Definition of Counterpoint

Coun´ter`point`   Pronunciation: koun´t?r-point`
n.1.An opposite point
1.(Mus.) The setting of note against note in harmony; the adding of one or more parts to a given canto fermo or melody
Counterpoint, an invention equivalent to a new creation of music.
- Whewell.
1.A coverlet; a cover for a bed, often stitched or broken into squares; a counterpane. See 1st Counterpane.

Related Words

Alexandrine, Ambrosian chant, accent, accentuation, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, antipode, antipodes, antipole, antispast, antithesis, antonym, arsis, bacchius, beat, cadence, caesura, catalexis, chloriamb, chloriambus, colon, contra, contrapunto, converse, counter, counterbalance, countercheck, counterpoise, counterpole, counterterm, cretic, dactyl, dactylic hexameter, diaeresis, dimeter, dipody, dochmiac, elegiac, elegiac couplet, elegiac pentameter, emphasis, epitrite, false music, faux-bourdon, feminine caesura, foil, foot, heptameter, heptapody, heroic couplet, hexameter, hexapody, iamb, iambic, iambic pentameter, ictus, inverse, ionic, jingle, lilt, masculine caesura, measure, meter, metrical accent, metrical foot, metrical group, metrical unit, metron, molossus, mora, movement, musica ficta, numbers, obverse, offset, opposite, opposite number, paeon, pentameter, pentapody, period, polyphonism, polyphony, proceleusmatic, pyrrhic, quantity, reverse, rhythm, setoff, spondee, sprung rhythm, stress, swing, syzygy, tetrameter, tetrapody, tetraseme, the contrary, the other side, thesis, tribrach, trimeter, tripody, triseme, trochee, vis-a-vis
Word:

Browse

Counterglow
Counterguard
Counterirritant
Counterirritate
Counterjumper
Counterlath
Counterman
Countermand
Countermandable
Countermarch
Countermark
Countermine
Countermove
Countermure
Counternatural
Counterpane
Counterpart
Counterpassant
Counterplead
Counterplot
-Counterpoint-
Counterpoise
Counterpole
Counterponderate
Counterprove
Counterrolment
Counterscale
Counterscarf
Counterscarp
Counterseal
Countersecure
Countershaft
Countersign
countersignature
Countersink
Counterstand
Counterstep
Counterstock
Counterstroke
Countersunk
Countersway
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home | Privacy Policy