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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).
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations
antifona

antiphony

[ænˈtɪfənɪ] Ncanto m antifonal
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antiphony

n (Eccl, Mus) → Antifon f
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Part Two, "New Antiphonies," looks at the subject from a different angle: how black musicians and fans have engaged with country music as a means of exploring their own musical and social identities.
The two forms discussed above are often limited to particular geographical districts, but the nuptial antiphonies are found all over Tivland.
The collection of the Manuscript Department of the National Library of Russia contains music from the tenth to the twq centuries ranging from early antiphonies and music treatises to the music of Western-European and Russian composers (Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Berlioz, Weber, Schumann, Beethoven, Liszt, Mendelssohn-Bartoldy, Bortniansky, Glinka, Dargomyzhsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and others).
Since 1996 Milan Grygar has been working on a large and not yet complete set of pictures that he calls Antiphonies. Antiphonies are pictorial transpositions of sound events, and of course their acoustic (musical) character is expressed in the very title.
The call/response litanies of black church preaching, and the DJ/audience antiphonies of rap sidewalk sampling, are witness to such.