Definition of countermelody in English:

Share this entry

countermelody

Pronunciation: /ˈkoun(t)ərˌmelədē/

noun (plural countermelodies)

A subordinate melody accompanying a principal one.
Example sentences
  • Thiboldeaux's liberal application of Mellotron and Rhodes piano contributes greatly to this dynamic, and he often backs his theatrical, swerving vocal melodies with simple keyboard countermelodies.
  • Fragile, lonely melodies and countermelodies reminiscent of his ambient works build into a chorus and actually take it somewhere.
  • Melodies and countermelodies courtesy of several sprightly instruments cross over each other on ‘Hemipode,’ which also features cooing vocals that only enhance its courteous gait.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: coun·ter·mel·o·dy

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.