A musical response alternative singing or chanting See Antiphony and Antiphone
- a verse or track to be chanted or sung in reaction
- A musical response; alternate singing or chanting. See Antiphony, and Antiphone.
- A verse said before and after the psalms.
c.1500, "a versicle sung responsively," from center French antiphone "hymn" or right from Medieval Latin antiphona, from Greek antiphona, from anti- "over against" (see anti-) + phone "voice" (see fame (n.)). A re-adoption regarding the word which had become anthem in English and lost its original definition.
(letter.) A verse stated before and after the psalms.
The genuineness of two rhetorical exercises (The Encomium of Helen and The Defence of Palamedes, edited with Antiphon by F.