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Meaning of ANTIPHON

Pronunciation:  'antu`fân

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a verse or song to be chanted or sung in response

ANTIPHON is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: antiphony
 See Also: church music, gradual, religious music



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\An"ti*phon\, n. [LL. antiphona, fr. Gr. ?. See
1. A musical response; alternate singing or chanting. See
   {Antiphony}, and {Antiphone}.

2. A verse said before and after the psalms. --Shipley.

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