strophe

noun stro·phe \ ˈstrō-(ˌ)fē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of strophe

1 a : a rhythmic system composed of two or more lines repeated as a unit; especially : such a unit recurring in a series of strophic units
b : stanza 1
2 a : the movement of the classical Greek chorus while turning from one side to the other of the orchestra
b : the part of a Greek choral ode sung during the strophe of the dance

Origin and Etymology of strophe

Greek strophē, literally, act of turning, from strephein to turn, twist


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