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Definition of "antiphonary" [an•tiph•o•na•ry]

  • A bound collection of antiphons, especially of the responsive choral parts of the Divine Office. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antiphonary" in a sentence
  • "The musical compilation known as the antiphonary is therefore not due to Gregory II, nor is it from him that it has become known as the"
  • "The sanctoral of the antiphonary is the oldest document of that kind in the Coptic literature."
  • "Missale Mixtum/Liturgia Mozarabica, Migne's P.L. A couple of stories came the NLM's way pertaining to the Mozarabic liturgy, related to an 11th century Mozarabic antiphonary which is completely in tact -- and, reportedly, the only such example in existence."
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