Definitions For Counterpoint


  • A musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies
  • A combination of two or more melodies that are played together
  • A melody played in combination with another
  • Something that is different from something else in usually a pleasing way


  • Write in counterpoint
  • To show differences when compared; be different
  • To put two things together in a way that shows how different they are from each other

Is Counterpoints a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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The word Counterpoint is worth 17 points in Scrabble and 22 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Counterpoint in a Sentence

  • The guitar and bass are played in counterpoint.
  • The dressing is a refreshing counterpoint to the spicy chicken.
  • The painting is a pleasant counterpoint to his earlier works.
  • The violence of the movie is counterpointed by ironic humor.

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