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.

 

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