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In church music: in a style which features two or more singers or groups of singers in turn, or which features the alternation of voices with the organ or other instruments.
Of church music or its performance: featuring two or more singers or groups of singers in turn, or the alternation of voices with the organ or other instruments.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Harding (1516–1572), theologian and religious controversialist. From classical Latin alternātim alternately from alternāt-, past participial stem of alternāre + -im, suffix forming adverbs.
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