antistrophe


an·tis·tro·phe

noun \an-ˈtis-trə-(ˌ)fē\

Definition of ANTISTROPHE

1
a :  the repetition of words in reversed order
b :  the repetition of a word or phrase at the end of successive clauses
2
a :  a returning movement in Greek choral dance exactly answering to a previous strophe
b :  the part of a choral song delivered during the antistrophe
an·ti·stroph·ic \ˌan-tə-ˈsträ-fik\ adjective
an·ti·stroph·i·cal·ly \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of ANTISTROPHE

Late Latin, from Greek antistrophē, from anti- + strophē strophe
First Known Use: circa 1550

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