- noting or pertaining to a style of singing in which a melody sung by one singer is responded to or echoed by one or more singers.
- noting or pertaining to rapid, spontaneous verbal and nonverbal interaction between speaker and listener, in which all statements are punctuated by expressions from the listener.
- call-and-response singing.
- call-and-response interaction between speaker and listener.
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Examples from the Web for call-and-response
The parade was solemn, with reverent music and the call-and-response singing of two choirs.The First Americans to Observe the 4th Were Moravian Pacifists
Linda C. Brinson
July 4, 2014
It looked choreographed, and was a natural, albeit slightly risqué, call-and-response.Super Bowl’s ‘Nipplegate’ Fiasco 10 Years Later: The Pop Diva, the Boob, and the Outrage
February 1, 2014
It was getting close to being a call-and-response kind of speech.5 Best Bits From Mitt Romney’s Acceptance Speech at GOP Convention (VIDEO)
Jake Heller, Nina Strochlic
August 31, 2012
Now listen to this call-and-response from across the decades.A Speech to Make the World Stop
November 5, 2008
- a form of interaction between a speaker and one or more listeners, in which every utterance of the speaker elicits a verbal or non-verbal response from the listener or listeners
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