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n. pl. an·tiph·o·nar·ies
A bound collection of antiphons, especially of the responsive choral parts of the Divine Office.
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n, pl -naries
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Also called: antiphoner a bound collection of antiphons, esp for use in the divine office
(Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to such a book
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(ænˈtɪf əˌnɛr i)

n., pl. -nar•ies.
a book of antiphons.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin antiphōnārium. See antiphon, -ary]
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Noun1.antiphonary - bound collection of antiphons
church music, religious music - genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies
Adj.1.antiphonary - relating to or resembling an antiphon or antiphony
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