counterturn

noun
coun·​ter·​turn

Definition of counterturn

1 [translation of Greek antistrophe] : an unexpected turn or development in the action of a play especially at the climax
2 : a turn in the opposite direction amid the turns and counterturns, the strife and various trials of our complex being— William Wordsworth

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History and Etymology for counterturn

counter- + turn

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“Counterturn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterturn. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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