- (music) a melody added to an existing one, especially one added to provide harmony whilst each retains its simultaneous identity; a composition consisting of such contrapuntal melodies
- any similar contrasting element in a work of art
- German: Kontrapunkt
- Italian: contrappunto
- (transitive) to compose or arrange such music
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