Strophe Definition

strōfē
strophes
noun
In the ancient Greek theater,
Webster's New World
The first of a pair of stanzas of alternating form on which the structure of a given poem is based.
American Heritage
A stanza; esp., any of the irregular divisions of a poem.
Webster's New World
In a Pindaric ode, the stanza which is answered by the antistrophe, in the same metrical pattern.
Webster's New World
The first turning movement of the chorus from one side of the orchestra to the other in classical Greek drama.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Strophe

Noun

Singular:
strophe
Plural:
strophes

Origin of Strophe

  • Greek strophē a turning, stanza from strephein to turn streb(h)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek στροφή (strophÄ“, “a turn, bend, twist").

    From Wiktionary

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