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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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The antiphony between the oral and written elements serves as a tool through which Rahman-Elohim reclaims her native language, Tamazigh, simultaneously divesting the terms "Muslim," "immigrant," "harki" of their salient, pejorative connotations.
But such a search was fulfilled through sense, through antiphony, through feel.
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A strange and dissonant antiphony is at work in the culture between those remembering and celebrating the remarkable civil rights achievements of half a century ago and those who seem determined to undermine the progress.
In September, Native Americans drummed to honor the campaign and 150 singers performed the "Pisgah Antiphony" morality play in the park.
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There is even some justification for believing that antiphonal (double chorus) passages in Bach were intended as a symbol of the cross, as both Praetorius and Schutz refer to such writing as "kreuzweis" antiphony. (6)
Hartman's antithesis (literature first) involves productive antiphony: language weaves literature; literature gives the weave to language.