What does antiphonal mean?

antiphonal meaning in General Dictionary

a novel of antiphons or anthems

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  • Of or pertaining to antiphony or alternate performing sung alternately by a divided choir or other choirs
  • containing or making use of answers; alternating
  • regarding or resembling an antiphon or antiphony
  • bound assortment of antiphons
  • Of or pertaining to antiphony, or alternative singing; sung alternatively by a divided choir or other choirs.
  • a novel of antiphons or anthems.

antiphonal meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1719, from antiphon + -al. Relevant: Antiphonally.


antiphonal meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or regarding antiphony, or alternate singing; sung alternately by a divided choir or opposing choirs.

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  • (letter.) A novel of antiphons or anthems.

Sentence Examples with the word antiphonal

The two friends assembled their adherents outside the city walls for the observance of the exercises of religion; and, according to Theodoret, it was in these meetings that the practice of antiphonal singing was first introduced in the services of the church.

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