antiphonary

noun
an·​tiph·​o·​nary | \ an-ˈti-fə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce antiphonary (audio) \
plural antiphonaries

Definition of antiphonary

1 : a book containing a collection of antiphons
2 : a book containing the choral parts of the Divine Office

First Known Use of antiphonary

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Antiphonary.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antiphonary. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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