- a psalm, hymn, or prayer sung in alternate parts.
- a verse or a series of verses sung as a prelude or conclusion to some part of the service.
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Antiphon hastened home to tell his neighbours of his discovery and to gain assistance.Baron Bruno|Louisa Morgan
The bishops and other ministers of the church advance singing the antiphon, 'Zaccheus, make haste and come down,' etc.Churches and Church Ornaments|William Durandus
Here we have a morsel of dramatic criticism on Antiphon the actor and Arbuscula the actress, which reminds one of Pepys.The Life of Cicero|Anthony Trollope
You, Antiphon, would seem to suggest that happiness consists of luxury and extravagance; I hold a different creed.
Antiphon approaches Socrates in hope of drawing away his associates, and in their presence thus accosts him.