call-and-response

noun
call-and-re·​sponse | \ ˌkȯl-ən(d)-ri-ˈspän(t)s How to pronounce call-and-response (audio) \

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

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of call-and-response was in 1827

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“Call-and-response.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/call-and-response. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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