antiphon

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noun an·ti·phon \ˈan-tə-fən, -ˌfän\

Definition of antiphon

  1. 1 :  a psalm, anthem, or verse sung responsively

  2. 2 :  a verse usually from Scripture said or sung before and after a canticle, psalm, or psalm verse as part of the liturgy

Origin and Etymology of antiphon

Middle English antiphone, from Medieval French, from Late Latin antiphona — more at anthem


First Known Use: 15th century


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