- A devotional piece of music sung responsively.
- A response or reply.
Etymology: From French antiphone or mediaeval Latin antiphona, from Greek á "responses, musical accords", from á "in return" + - "sounding", from "vocal noise". Compare anthem.
- 2007: The Clown ... says: "And so we wept; and there was the first gentleman-like tears that ever we shed"; to which his father, the Shepherd, adds the comfortable , "We may live, son, to shed many more." " Barbara Everett, "Making and Breaking in Shakespeare's Romances", London Review of Books 29:6, p. 20
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