coun|ter|mel|o|dy


coun|ter|mel|o|dy
coun|ter|mel|o|dy «KOWN tuhr MEHL uh dee», noun, plural -dies.
an added or accompanying melody; counterpoint.

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  • coun|ter|ter|ror|ism — «KOWN tuhr TEHR uh rihz uhm», noun. terrorism in reaction to or retaliation for some previous act of terrorism: »There [was] a fear that Communist terrorism [would] provoke rightist counterterrorism (New York Times). –coun´ter|ter´ror|ist, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • coun´ter|ac´tion — coun|ter|act «KOWN tuhr AKT», transitive verb. to act against; hinder or defeat by contrary action: »to counteract a fever with aspirin, counteract adverse publicity. A hot bath and a hot drink will sometimes counteract chills. SYNONYM(S):… …   Useful english dictionary

  • coun|ter|act — «KOWN tuhr AKT», transitive verb. to act against; hinder or defeat by contrary action: »to counteract a fever with aspirin, counteract adverse publicity. A hot bath and a hot drink will sometimes counteract chills. SYNONYM(S): counterbalance.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • coun|ter|point — coun|ter|point1 «KOWN tuhr POYNT», noun, verb. –n. 1. a melody added to another as an accompaniment. 2. the art of adding melodies to a given melody according to fixed rules. 3. the style of musical composition resulting from the way in which… …   Useful english dictionary

  • coun´ter|punch´er — coun|ter|punch «KOWN tuhr PUHNCH», noun, verb. –n. a punch in return for another; counterblow. –v.i. to deliver a counterpunch: »When psychoanalysis was first becoming the rage, James Thurber counterpunched with a delicious essay…called “Leave… …   Useful english dictionary

  • coun|ter|punch — «KOWN tuhr PUHNCH», noun, verb. –n. a punch in return for another; counterblow. –v.i. to deliver a counterpunch: »When psychoanalysis was first becoming the rage, James Thurber counterpunched with a delicious essay…called “Leave Your Mind Alone”… …   Useful english dictionary

  • coun´ter|ro|ta´tion — coun|ter|ro|tate «KOWN tuhr ROH tayt», intransitive verb, tat|ed, tat|ing. 1. to contrarotate: »counterrotating propellers. 2. to rotate counterclockwise: »Cyclones counterrotate in the Northern Hemisphere. –coun´ter …   Useful english dictionary

  • coun|ter|ro|tate — «KOWN tuhr ROH tayt», intransitive verb, tat|ed, tat|ing. 1. to contrarotate: »counterrotating propellers. 2. to rotate counterclockwise: »Cyclones counterrotate in the Northern Hemisphere. –coun´ter …   Useful english dictionary

  • coun´ter|work´er — coun|ter|work «noun. KOWN tuhr WURK; verb. KOWN tuhr WURK», noun, verb. –n. 1. a work in opposition to another work; opposing work or action. 2. any fortification erected to oppose or offset that of the enemy. –v.i. to work in opposition. –v.t.… …   Useful english dictionary