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 interaction between speaker and listener.
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How to use call-and-response in a sentence
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Marlow Stern | February 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now listen to this call-and-response from across the decades.
British Dictionary definitions for call-and-response
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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