Definition of Antiphony

1. Noun. Alternate (responsive) singing by a choir in two parts.

Generic synonyms: Music
Derivative terms: Antiphonal, Antiphonary



2. Noun. A verse or song to be chanted or sung in response.
Exact synonyms: Antiphon
Generic synonyms: Church Music, Religious Music
Specialized synonyms: Gradual
Derivative terms: Antiphonal, Antiphonal, Antiphonary

Definition of Antiphony

1. n. A musical response; also, antiphonal chanting or signing.

Definition of Antiphony

1. Noun. (music) alternate, or responsive singing by a choir split into two parts; a piece sung or chanted in this manner ¹

2. Noun. alternate, or responsive ideas or opinions; juxtaposition ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Antiphony

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antiphony

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antiphony (current term)
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Literary usage of Antiphony

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1. The First Century of Christianity by Homersham Cox (1886)
"2 The practice of antiphony was as old as the time of Nehemiah, and probably much older. He states that at the dedication of the walls of Jerusalem after ..."

2. City Temple Sermons by Reginald John Campbell (1903)
"XVII THE antiphony OF PENITENCE The son said: Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. ..."

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