antiphonal

[ an-tif-uh-nl ]
/ ænˈtɪf ə nl /
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adjective

pertaining to antiphons or antiphony; responsive.

noun

an antiphonary.

Nearby words

  1. antipernicious anemia factor,
  2. antipersonnel,
  3. antiperspirant,
  4. antiphlogistic,
  5. antiphon,
  6. antiphonary,
  7. antiphonic,
  8. antiphony,
  9. antiphrasis,
  10. antiphus

Origin of antiphonal

First recorded in 1685–95; antiphon + -al1

Related formsan·tiph·o·nal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for antiphonal

antiphonal

/ (ænˈtɪfənəl) /

adjective

sung or recited in alternation

noun

another word for antiphonary
Derived Formsantiphonally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for antiphonal

antiphonal

adj.

1719, from antiphon + -al. Related: Antiphonally.

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