Counterturn Coun"ter*turn` (-t?rn`), n. The critical moment in a play, when, contrary to expectation, the action is embroiled in new difficulties. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • counterturn — /kown teuhr terrn /, n. 1. a turn in an opposing or contrary direction. 2. an unexpected twist or turn of events in the plot of a story, play, or the like. [1580 90; COUNTER + TURN] * * * …   Universalium

  • counterturn — coun·ter·turn …   English syllables

  • counterturn — /ˈkaʊntətɜn/ (say kowntuhtern) noun 1. an opposing turn. –verb (t) 2. to turn in opposition to …   Australian English dictionary

  • counterturn — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ˌ noun Etymology: counter + turn 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… …   Useful english dictionary

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