[koun-ter-pin] /ˈkaʊn tərˌpɪn/
noun, South Midland and Southern U.S.
[pley] /pleɪ/ noun 1. a dramatic composition or piece; drama. 2. a dramatic performance, as on the stage. 3. exercise or activity for amusement or recreation. 4. fun or jest, as opposed to seriousness: I said it merely in play. 5. a pun. 6. the playing, action, or conduct of a game: The pitcher was […]
[koun-ter-plee] /ˈkaʊn tərˌpli/ noun, Law. 1. an answering , as a plaintiff’s response to a defendant’s .
[noun, verb koun-ter-plot; verb koun-ter-plot] /noun, verb ˈkaʊn tərˌplɒt; verb ˌkaʊn tərˈplɒt/ noun 1. a directed against another . 2. Literature. a secondary theme in a play or other literary work, used as a contrast to or variation of the main theme. Compare . verb (used without object), counterplotted, counterplotting. 3. to devise a counterplot. […]
[koun-ter-point] /ˈkaʊn tərˌpɔɪnt/ noun 1. Music. the art of combining melodies. 2. Music. the texture resulting from the combining of individual melodic lines. 3. a melody composed to be combined with another melody. 4. Also called counterpoint rhythm. Prosody. (def 2). 5. any element that is juxtaposed and contrasted with another. verb (used with object) […]