countersubject

noun coun·ter·subject \"+ˌ-\

Definition of countersubject

plural

countersubjects

  1. :  a secondary line or voice (see 1voice 1b(4)) that accompanies statements of the main subject (see 1subject 3f) in a fugue (see 1fugue 1b)

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Origin and Etymology of countersubject

counter- + subject


First Known Use: 1832


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