Definition of 'counterpoint'
Example sentences containing 'counterpoint'
Times, Sunday Times (2016) Times, Sunday Times (2013) Christianity Today (2000) The Times Literary Supplement (2008)
Saracens are an interesting counterpoint too.Times, Sunday Times (2016) Times, Sunday Times (2012) The Times Literary Supplement (2008)
Lack of gravitas makes the musical interludes seem glib, rather than an ironic counterpoint to the action.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Signs of life in both manufacturing and exports may help to boost flagging confidence and provide a counterpoint to concerns about the global economy.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Defeat is the one thing that makes victory worth having; it provides the necessary counterpoint to the joy.Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2015)
A glossy basil leaf offers an aromatic counterpoint to anything with strawberry, raspberry or orange in it.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They offer a thought-provoking counterpoint to the antics of our own MPs.Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The orchestra is split in two, with a third block of players in between, providing counterpoint and overlapping musical colour.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Trends of 'counterpoint'
View usage over:
Definition of counterpoint from the Collins English Dictionary
Protect yourself from online fraud
What to look out for to stay one step ahead of scammers
We take a look at the etymology behind the word 'election' in the run-up to the UK General Election in June
Language expert Ian Brookes looks at the word 'election' and its origins.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.