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Poetry Definition

Verse of a psalm or hymn which is sung or recited.


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Standard Definition

[n] a verse or song to be chanted or sung in response


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\An"ti*phon\, n. [LL. antiphona, fr. Gr. ?. See {Anthem}.]
1. A musical response; alternate singing or chanting. See {Antiphony}, and {Antiphone}.
2. A verse said before and after the psalms. --Shipley.