antistrophe

noun
an·tis·tro·phe | \an-ˈtis-trə-(ˌ)fē \

Definition of antistrophe 

1a : the repetition of words in reversed order

b : the repetition of a word or phrase at the end of successive clauses

2a : a returning movement in Greek choral dance exactly answering to a previous strophe

b : the part of a choral song delivered during the antistrophe

Other Words from antistrophe

antistrophic \ˌan-tə-ˈsträ-fik \ adjective
antistrophically \-fi-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

First Known Use of antistrophe

circa 1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for antistrophe

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

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