Counterpoint is a term used in music to describe the technique of combining two or more melodies in a way that creates a harmonious composition. In this technique, each melody retains its individual identity while being played simultaneously with the others. The melodies complement each other, creating a complex and rich musical texture. Counterpoint is often used to provide harmonic support to the primary melody or to create a sense of depth and complexity in a composition. It is a key element in many styles of music, including classical, jazz, and popular music.