antiphonary

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj antiphonary relating to or resembling an antiphon or antiphony
    • n antiphonary bound collection of antiphons
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Antiphonary A book containing a collection of antiphons; the book in which the antiphons of the breviary, with their musical notes, are contained.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n antiphonary A book of antiphons. As originally compiled by Pope Gregory the Great, it contained whatever was sung antiphonally in the mass and offices of the Latin Church. The liturgical antiphons, however, that is, those proper to the mass, have long been published in a separate book called the gradual. The responsories of the office were also anciently published by themselves in the responsorial, but now, along with the antiphons proper, that is, those associated with the psalms of the office, make up the present antiphonary.
    • antiphonary Antiphonal.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. antiphonarium,. See Antiphoner

Usage

In literature:

Then seven or eight antiphonaries brought us back again to low prices.
"The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard" by Anatole France
He is said to dwell mainly upon the proper manner of performing the antiphonary and the graduale.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
There are also some fifteenth-century psalters and antiphonaries.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
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