- a short passage, usually from the Bible, recited or sung as a response after certain parts of a liturgical service
- a psalm, hymn, etc, chanted or sung in alternate parts
- any response or answer
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a song to be chanted or sung responsively.
an•tiph•o•ny/ænˈtɪfəni/USA pronunciation n. [countable],pl. -nies.