Definition of countersubject noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

countersubject

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈkaʊntərˌsʌbdʒɪkt//
 
, NAmE//ˈkaʊntərˌsʌbdʒɛkt//
 
, NAmE//ˈkaʊntərsʌbdʒekt//
 
(music)
 
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a second theme (= tune) that is played with the main theme, especially in a fugue
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: countersubject