call and responsecall-and-re·sponse
- a kind of preaching or declaiming that elicits recurring cries of affirmation from the congregation or audience
- Music a pattern of alternating parts, either vocal or instrumental, with the second responding to or repeating the first, such as occurs in gospel music sung by a lead singer and an antiphonal choir
Of or relating to a style of singing in which the melody sung by one singer is responded to or echoed by another or others.
- call′-and-re·sponse′ call and response