- the opposition of sounds
- harmony produced by this
- an antiphon
- antiphonal chanting or singing
- any response or echo
Origin of antiphonyfrom Classical Greek antiph?nos (see anthem), by associated, association with symphony
- Responsive or antiphonal singing or chanting.
- A composition that is sung responsively; an antiphon.
- A responsive or reciprocal interchange, as of ideas or opinions: “Sheridan's play shows both sides of the coin. He establishes an antiphony of cynicism and sentimentality” ( Jonathan Miller )