browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
antiphony

more about antiphony

antiphony


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antiphony  \An*tiph"o*ny\,  n.;  pl  {Antiphonies}.  [See 
  {Antiphon}.] 
  1.  A  musical  response;  also  antiphonal  chanting  or  signing. 
 
  2.  An  anthem  or  psalm  sung  alternately  by  a  choir  or 
  congregation  divided  into  two  parts  Also  figuratively. 
 
  O!  never  more  for  me  shall  winds  intone,  With  all 
  your  tops,  a  vast  antiphony.  --R.  Browning. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antiphony 
  n  1:  alternate  (responsive)  singing  by  a  choir  in  two  parts 
  2:  a  verse  or  song  to  be  chanted  or  sung  in  response  [syn:  {antiphon}] 




more about antiphony