antistrophe

noun an·tis·tro·phe \ 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

antistrophic

play \ˌan-tə-ˈsträ-fik\ adjective

antistrophically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of antistrophe

Late Latin, from Greek antistrophē, from anti- + strophē strophe


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