- in the ancient Greek theater,
- the movement of the chorus in turning from right to left of the stage
- the part of the choric song performed during this
- in a Pindaric ode, the stanza which is answered by the antistrophe, in the same metrical pattern
- a stanza; esp., any of the irregular divisions of a poem
Origin of stropheClassical Greek stroph?, literally , a turning, twist ; from strephein, to turn ; from Indo-European an unverified form strebh- ; from base an unverified form (s)ter-, rigid, taut from source stare
- a. The first of a pair of stanzas of alternating form on which the structure of a given poem is based.b. A stanza containing irregular lines.
- The first division of the triad constituting a section of a Pindaric ode.
- a. The first turning movement of the chorus from one side of the orchestra to the other in classical Greek drama.b. The part of a choral ode sung while this movement is executed.
Origin of stropheGreek stroph&emacron;, a turning, stanza, from strephein, to turn; see streb(h)- in Indo-European roots.
- (prosody) A turn in verse, as from one metrical foot to another, or from one side of a chorus to the other.
- (prosody) The section of an ode that the chorus chants as it moves from right to left across the stage.
- (prosody) A pair of stanzas of alternating form on which the structure of a given poem is based.
From Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ„ÏÎ¿Ï†Î® (strophÄ“, “a turn, bend, twist").