coun·​ter·​con·​ven·​tion ˌkau̇n-tər-kən-ˈven(t)-shən How to pronounce counterconvention (audio)
variants or counter-convention
plural counterconventions or counter-conventions
: an assembly of persons gathered in response to or in protest against another assembly : a competing or opposing convention
Democrats who gathered Thursday for the Clinton campaign's counterconvention, less than a mile from the Republican National Convention site, blasted the event and vowed their convention next week in Philadelphia would have a kinder tone.Liz Goodwin

Word History

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterconvention was in 1756

Dictionary Entries Near counterconvention

Cite this Entry

“Counterconvention.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Fashionable Words

  • dog-sunglasses-scarf
  • Which of these items is named for a deadly weapon?
Spell It

Hear a word and type it out. How many can you get right?

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?