• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Antiphonical mutually responsive
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.; anti, in return, and phōnē, voice. A doublet of Anthem.


In literature:

In this context some discussions with Antiphon the sophist (1) deserve record.
"The Memorabilia" by Xenophon
Men like Antiphon or Lysias would be types of the class.
"Euthydemus" by Plato
PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Cephalus, Adeimantus, Glaucon, Antiphon, Pythodorus, Socrates, Zeno, Parmenides, Aristoteles.
"Parmenides" by Plato
ANTIPHON, the earliest of the ten was born B.C.
"A Smaller History of Greece" by William Smith
Noisy fox and antiphonal wildcat stopped to listen to this invasion of sound.
"The Red Acorn" by John McElroy
During the processions they trilled and quavered most melodiously betwixt their teeth I do not know what antiphones, or chantings, by turns.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book V." by Francois Rabelais
Then, if you like, we can chant confidences in an antiphonal chorus.
"The Black Bag" by Louis Joseph Vance
The lines usually fall into couplets, the second line being the antiphon of the first, e.g.
"The Babylonian Legends of the Creation" by British Museum
Before another moon had waned, Antiphon returned from Oropus, whither he had been sent to consult the oracle.
"Philothea" by Lydia Maria Child
The antiphonal song rises with eager stress of themal attack.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp

In poetry:

Unheard their antiphon of death
Who gleam Capella's cosmic foes;
Unseen the war whose causal throes
Perturb gigantic Algol's breath—
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
She makes him tea. He sips and calms
His Royal Academic temper,
While Life and Day outside shout psalms
In antiphon ... Et nunc et semper.
"Daybreak" by Gwen Harwood