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Meaning of ANTIPHONY

Pronunciation:  an'tifunee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a verse or song to be chanted or sung in response
  2. [n]  alternate (responsive) singing by a choir in two parts
 

ANTIPHONY is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An*tiph"o*ny\, n.; pl. {Antiphonies}. [See
{Antiphon}.]
1. A musical response; also, antiphonal chanting or signing.

2. An anthem or psalm sung alternately by a choir or
   congregation divided into two parts. Also figuratively.

         O! never more for me shall winds intone, With all
         your tops, a vast antiphony.          --R. Browning.

 

 

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