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antiphon

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(from Gr., ‘sounding across’).

1 A versicle or phrase sung by one choir in reply to another.

2 In the RC Church the antiphon is intoned or sung...

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antiphon

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(from Gr., ‘sounding across’).

1 A versicle or phrase sung by one choir in reply to another.

2 In the RC Church the antiphon is intoned or sung...

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Antiphon

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(c.480–411 bc),

of the deme of Rhamnus, the first Attic orator whose works were preserved. From a prominent family, he participated in the intellectual movement inspired by the...

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Antiphon

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Of Athens (5th. cent. bc), sophist. Scholars are divided on whether he was identical with the orator (see Antiphon (1)). Works attributed to him include Concord and Truth; of the ...

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Antiphon

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Tragic poet put to death by Dionysius (1) I of Syracuse (Aristotle Rhetorica 2. 6). Anecdotes belonging to him are attached to Antiphon (1) in the biographical tradition (Philostratus Vitae...

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antiphon

Irénée-Henri Dalmais.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 177 words.

The primary sense of “antiphon” is the chanting of alternate choirs. It is still used in this sense in the

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Antiphon

Michel Huglo and Joan Halmo.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 11909 words.

In Latin Christian chant generally, a liturgical chant with a prose text, sung in association with a psalm. In Gregorian psalmody, for example, psalms and canticles are usually preceded and...

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antiphon

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 108 words.

• deafen • griffon, stiffen • antiphon • hyphen, siphon • often, soften • orphan • ibuprofen

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antiphon

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 107 words.

• deafen • griffon, stiffen • antiphon • hyphen, siphon • often, soften • orphan • ibuprofen

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antiphon

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 18 words.

XV. — ecclL. antíphōna — Gr. antíphōna, n. pl. of antiphōnos responsive, f. ANTI- + phōnḗ sound; cf. ANTHEM

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antiphon

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 146 words.

1 A versicle or phrase sung by one choir in reply to another.

2 In the RC Church the antiphon

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