antiphonal


antiphonal
adjective (of church music) sung, recited, or played alternately by two groups.
noun another term for antiphonary.
Derivatives
antiphonally adverb

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  • Antiphonal — An*tiph o*nal, a. Of or pertaining to antiphony, or alternate singing; sung alternately by a divided choir or opposite choirs. Wheatly. {An*tiph o*nal*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Antiphonal — An*tiph o*nal, n. A book of antiphons or anthems. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antiphonal — (adj.) 1719, from ANTIPHON (Cf. antiphon) + AL (Cf. al). Related: Antiphonally …   Etymology dictionary

  • antiphonal — [an΄tə fän′ikan tif′ə nəl] adj. of or like an antiphon; sung or chanted in alternation: also antiphonic [an΄tə fän′ik] n. an antiphonary antiphonally adv …   English World dictionary

  • antiphonal — 1. noun a) A book of antiphons or anthems sung or chanted at a liturgy; an antiphonary or antiphoner. b) An antiphon; a piece sung or chanted in an antiphonal manner. Syn: antiphoner, antiphonar …   Wiktionary

  • Antiphonal —    The alternate singing or chanting by two sides of the choir and congregation, each taking a verse in turn. This mode of rendering the music of the Church is of very ancient origin; it prevailed in the ancient Jewish worship as the antiphonal… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • antiphonal — antiphon ► NOUN ▪ a hymn or psalm sung in alternate verses by two groups. DERIVATIVES antiphonal adjective. ORIGIN from Greek antiph na harmonies …   English terms dictionary

  • antiphonal — I. noun Date: 1537 antiphonary II. adjective Date: 1719 of, relating to, or suggesting an antiphon or antiphony • antiphonally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • antiphonal — antiphonally, adv. /an tif euh nl/, adj. 1. pertaining to antiphons or antiphony; responsive. n. 2. an antiphonary. [1685 95; ANTIPHON + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Antiphonal —    Liturgical book containing the chants for singing the divine office …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • antiphonal — an|ti|pho|nal <zu 1↑...al> im liturgischen Wechselgesang …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch