Definition of countersubject noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

countersubject

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkaʊntəsʌbdʒɪkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaʊntərsʌbdʒɪkt//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈkaʊntəsʌbdʒekt//
 
; NAmE 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 American Dictionary entry: countersubject