Pronunciation of Antiphon  


English Meaning

A musical response; alternate singing or chanting. See Antiphony, and Antiphone.

  1. A devotional composition sung responsively as part of a liturgy.
  2. A short liturgical text chanted or sung responsively preceding or following a psalm, psalm verse, or canticle.
  3. Such a text formerly used as a response but now rendered independently.
  4. A response; a reply: "It would be truer . . . to see [conservation] as an antiphon to the modernization of the 1950s and 1960s” ( Raphael Samuel).


The Usage is actually taken from the Verse(s) of English+Malayalam Holy Bible.


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