From ecclesiastical Latin antiphona. Compare antiphon.
- archaic antiphon|Antiphon.
- A choral or vocal composition, often with a religious or political lyric.
#:The school's anthem sang of its many outstanding qualities, and it was hard to keep a straight face while singing.
- A hymn of praise or loyalty.
#:The choir sang a selection of Christmas anthems at the service just before the big day.
trans-top|choral or vocal composition with political or religious theme
trans-top|hymn of praise or loyalty
;to be checked
ttbc|French : hymne