Countermelody



[koun-ter-mel-uh-dee] /ˈkaʊn tərˌmɛl ə di/

noun, plural countermelodies.
1.
a heard, played, or sung simultaneously with another as an integral part of the composition.
noun

an accompanying melody that is played simultaneously with the primary melody
Examples

In this famous march, we hear the high piccolos playing a countermelody against the main melody.

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