strophe

noun stro·phe \ ˈstrō-(ˌ)fē \

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
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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