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

Definition of antistrophe

  1. 1a :  the repetition of words in reversed orderb :  the repetition of a word or phrase at the end of successive clauses

  2. 2a :  a returning movement in Greek choral dance exactly answering to a previous stropheb :  the part of a choral song delivered during the antistrophe


play \ˌan-tə-ˈsträ-fik\ adjective


play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of antistrophe

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

First Known Use: circa 1550

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