meaning of antiphony

antiphony meaning in General Dictionary

A musical response additionally antiphonal chanting or signing

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  • alternative (responsive) performing by a choir in 2 parts
  • a verse or tune to be chanted or sung as a result
  • A musical response; additionally, antiphonal chanting or signing.
  • An anthem or psalm sung alternately by a choir or congregation divided into two parts. Additionally figuratively.

antiphony meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1590s, from Greek antiphonos (view antiphon) + -y (1).


antiphony meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A musical reaction; also, antiphonal chanting or signing.

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  • (letter.) An anthem or psalm sung alternately by a choir or congregation split into two components. In addition figuratively.