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antiphonal

[an-tif-uh-nl] /ænˈtɪf ə nl/
adjective
1.
pertaining to antiphons or antiphony; responsive.
noun
2.
an antiphonary.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; antiphon + -al1
Related forms
antiphonally, adverb
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Examples for antiphonal
  • Each group has one music book, suggesting that their singing is antiphonal and polyphonic.
  • antiphonal reading and other variations are used to create variety and maintain engagement.
British Dictionary definitions for antiphonal

antiphonal

/ænˈtɪfənəl/
adjective
1.
sung or recited in alternation
noun
2.
another word for antiphonary
Derived Forms
antiphonally, adverb
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