Definition of point-counterpoint in English:

point-counterpoint

noun

  • The alternation of points (in an argument, etc.) in opposition or contrast to one another; a debate, argument, or match in which points for two opposing sides are made in succession.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), writer. From point + counterpoint. Probably originally chiefly after the title of Huxley's novel.

Pronunciation

point-counterpoint

/ˌpɔɪntˈkaʊntəpɔɪnt/