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

Definition of antiphonary in English:

noun (plural antiphonaries)

A collection of antiphons.
Example sentences
  • 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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