counterpoint - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˈkaʊntə(r)ˌpɔɪnt/
singularcounterpoint
pluralcounterpoints
  1. 1
    [countable] something that produces a different effect from something else, especially in an interesting or attractive way
  2. 2
    [uncountable] two or more tunes that are played together to sound like one tune