antiphony


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an·tiph·o·ny

 (ăn-tĭf′ə-nē)
n. pl. an·tiph·o·nies
1. Responsive or antiphonal singing or chanting.
2. A composition that is sung responsively; an antiphon.
3. A responsive or reciprocal interchange, as of ideas or opinions: "Sheridan's play shows both sides of the coin. He establishes an antiphony of cynicism and sentimentality" (Jonathan Miller).

antiphony

(ænˈtɪfənɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the antiphonal singing of a musical composition by two choirs
2. any musical or other sound effect that answers or echoes another

an•tiph•o•ny

(ænˈtɪf ə ni)

n., pl. -nies.
alternate or responsive singing by a choir in two divisions.
[1585–95]
an•ti•phon•ic (ˌæn təˈfɒn ɪk) adj.
an`ti•phon′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antiphony - alternate (responsive) singing by a choir in two partsantiphony - alternate (responsive) singing by a choir in two parts
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
2.antiphony - a verse or song to be chanted or sung in responseantiphony - a verse or song to be chanted or sung in response
church music, religious music - genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies
gradual - (Roman Catholic Church) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass
Translations
antifona

antiphony

[ænˈtɪfənɪ] Ncanto m antifonal

antiphony

n (Eccl, Mus) → Antifon f
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