Share this entry
antiphony Line breaks: an|tiph¦ony
Pronunciation: /anˈtɪf(ə)ni/

Definition of antiphony in English:


[mass noun]
Antiphonal singing, playing, or chanting.
Example sentences
  • My one carp with the piece is that it relies a bit too heavily on antiphony, a natural device for two choirs.
  • The alleluias are strong and simple, with mainly two-part antiphony (back-and-forth) between the men and the women.
  • Harris's style is strong and assertive, imbued with an American melos of hymn tunes and folksongs, and using the orchestra to create powerful effects of block antiphony.

Words that rhyme with antiphony

epiphany, polyphony, tiffany
Definition of antiphony in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources