Definition of antiphonary in English:


Syllabification: an·tiph·o·nar·y
Pronunciation: /anˈtifəˌnerē

noun (plural antiphonaries)

  • A collection of antiphons.
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    • Business had invaded the cloisters, where, in lieu of antiphonaries, fat ledgers lay on the lecterns.
    • As we shall see, the antiphonaries and graduals of Santa Maria del Fiore include illuminations that are clearly Medicean in their iconographic details.
    • This comprises choir psalters for the Eucharist, breviaries and antiphonaries as well as missals, lectionaries and graduales, which were used during mass.


early 17th century: from ecclesiastical Latin antiphonarium, from antiphona (see antiphon).

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