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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antiphon  \An"ti*phon\,  n.  [LL.  antiphona,  fr  Gr  ?.  See 
  {Anthem}.] 
  1.  A  musical  response;  alternate  singing  or  chanting.  See 
  {Antiphony},  and  {Antiphone}. 
 
  2.  A  verse  said  before  and  after  the  psalms.  --Shipley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antiphon 
  n  :  a  verse  or  song  to  be  chanted  or  sung  in  response  [syn:  {antiphony}] 




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