counterpoint counterpoint  /ˈkaʊn tər ˌpɔ ɪnt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies
  2. (v) to show differences when compared; be different
  3. (v) write in counterpoint

Usage(s):

  1. The network has long been the only one in the region with a point-counterpoint approach, where many others are 'point-point-point.
  2. The well-timed incidents provided a grim counterpoint to an urgent meeting of Yugoslav political leaders in Belgrade.

News

  1. Palm Beach County Dems get high marks from lefties

    Five Palm Beach County Democrats earned “Champions of the Florida’s Middle Class” status from progressives for their votes during the 2013 legislative session that ended in May. The scorecard is a counterpoint to business-backed Associated Industries of Florida and the Florida Chamber of Commerce ratings in which, as expected, the Democrats received mostly failing marks. [...]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Palm Beach Post

  2. Lou Lou Boutique Announced 2 New Store Locations to One Step Retail Solutions

    New England Retailer continues to expand with NCR CounterPoint in their proverbial tool belt. Lou Lou most recently announced their 15th and 16th store locations opening this summer in Washington, DC on L Street and on 14th Street NW. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10724130.htm
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. 5 Ways the Payback Theme Could Be Represented at WWE Raw

    Considering WWE’s next pay-per-view has been named Payback , it is surprising how little the actual theme of revenge is being portrayed on the card. There is certainly an argument that Ryback is seeking retribution. He feels slighted by John Cena after being abandoned to take on The Shield alone. However, there is a counterpoint to be made that Ryback has already exacted his revenge by turning ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "I thought it was a perfect counterpoint to have this sort of almost naive optimism in the song," Stanton said. "But then it seemed even more appropriate the more I thought about it, because the song is about two naive guys (who) have never...
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Andrew Stanton Source: CNN International

  2. "Ray's a nice counterpoint - naive, idealistic - to the cynicism of Hancock, creating the conflict of opposites that you need for comedy," says Bateman, who should know, seeing as has been making comedy since he was a kid. "I typically play...
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: Jason Bateman Source: News & Observer (registration)

  3. "It does feel like a very positive move," said Liz Kniss, president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. "We said we should have something that really does act as a counterpoint to this financial crisis that we're in."
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Liz Kniss Source: International Herald Tribune

Word of the Day
pivotal pivotal
/ˈpɪ və təl /