Meaning of antiphon

an•ti•phon

Pronunciation: (an'tu-fon"), [key]
— n.
  1. a verse or song to be chanted or sung in response.
    1. a psalm, hymn, or prayer sung in alternate parts.
    2. a verse or a series of verses sung as a prelude or conclusion to some part of the service.
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