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call-and-response

[ kawl-uhn-ri-spons ]
/ ˈkɔl ən rɪˈspɒns /
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adjective

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.

noun Also call and response .

call-and-response singing.
call-and-response interaction between speaker and listener.

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call-and-response

noun

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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