counter subject


noun Music.
a theme in a fugue that occurs simultaneously with the second and often the subsequent themes of the main subject.

1850–55; counter- + subject Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
countersubject (ˈkaʊntəˌsʌbdʒɪkt)
music (in a fugue) the theme in one voice that accompanies the statement of the subject in another

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