call-and-response


call–and–response

noun

Definition of CALL-AND-RESPONSE

:  a statement quickly followed by an answering statement; also :  a musical phrase in which the first and often solo part is answered by a second and often ensemble part

First Known Use of CALL-AND-RESPONSE

1879

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: callant
Previous Word in the Dictionary: callaloo
All Words Near: call-and-response

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up call-and-response? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).