[translation of Greek antistrophe] : an unexpected turn or development in the action of a play especially at the climax
: a turn in the opposite direction
amid the turns and counterturns, the strife and various trials of our complex beingWilliam Wordsworth

Word History


counter- + turn

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“Counterturn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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