Definition of countermelody in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊntəˌmɛlədi/

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.

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