antiphonal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj antiphonal relating to or resembling an antiphon or antiphony
    • adj antiphonal containing or using responses; alternating "responsive reading","antiphonal laughter"
    • n antiphonal bound collection of antiphons
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Antiphonal A book of antiphons or anthems.
    • a Antiphonal Of or pertaining to antiphony, or alternate singing; sung alternately by a divided choir or opposite choirs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • antiphonal Pertaining to or marked by antiphony or responsive singing; antiphonary.
    • n antiphonal A book of antiphons or anthems; an antiphonary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Antiphonal pertaining to antiphony
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

They are: psalms (including canticles), antiphons, responsories, hymns, lessons, little chapters, versicles and collects.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Presently they introduced antiphonal singing and in the end dialogue and action.
"Some Forerunners of Italian Opera" by William James Henderson
Wild cries burst from his audience, antiphonal with his own.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
It was evident that the utterer of this friendly antiphon was not a Lur.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
The war was not the only cause of the necessity of Mademoiselle Simone's opposition to antiphonal Gregorian singing.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
Antiphonals and Troparies must also be included here.
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
It begins as an antiphonal chorus ("Mid Tears and Solemn Mourning"), the female chorus answering the male and closing in unison.
"The Standard Oratorios" by George P. Upton
The work opens with the hymn blaring loudly from the antiphonal brass and wood.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
They resumed their antiphonal chorus of worship.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
Not soon shall I forget a winter day on which I listened with delight to such an antiphonal duet.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
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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