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  • adv. In an antiphonal manner; in the manner of an antiphon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an antiphonal manner; responsively.


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antiphonal +‎ -ly


  • It was the manner of singing psalms antiphonally, that is alternately by two choirs, to which we are accustomed, that had already been introduced at Antioch in the time of the Patriarch

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • Already, half an hour ago Alcibiades and Yaxis had departed with their pushcarts, one to the north and one to the south, calling antiphonally as they went, in clear, high voices that came fainter and fainter to

    Mr. Achilles

  • Psalms were sung antiphonally, that is, first one side would sing and the other side would answer.

    Critical and Historical Essays Lectures delivered at Columbia University

  • Chorale members were arrayed along the side aisles of Disney Hall's central area and sang antiphonally, supplemented with pounding percussion and gongs.

    Rodney Punt: Bridges to Somewhere: Master Chorale Embraces Worlds in Los Angeles

  • For one thing, he likes to set up these pieces antiphonally.

    Sacred Songs And DJs: New Classical CDs

  • The lines of these striking poems move antiphonally, weaving the commodious arcs of deliberation for which Donahue strives to understand the world.


  • Examples of choral psalmody sung antiphonally are the Psalm and the Magnificat both framed by antiphons.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • In the opening section, for instance, the words ‘Deum of God, lumen de lumine, Deum verum de Deo vero’ ‘God of God, light of light, very God of very God’ each repeat the same pitches, passing the motif between the voices antiphonally.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • In his late motets for five, six and eight voices, high and low groups are occasionally contrasted antiphonally, an expansion of the earlier duet technique.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Many communities, mine included, still pray the psalms antiphonally — splitting the assembly into two sides, chanting the strophes in turn, a legacy of the ancient liturgies.

    Archive 2008-11-01


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