stro·​phic ˈstrō-fik How to pronounce strophic (audio)
: relating to, containing, or consisting of strophes
of a song : using the same music for successive stanzas compare through-composed

Examples of strophic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many, if not most, of the songs are strophic, with the same music repeated three, four or five times for different verses. Ian Bostridge, New York Times, 3 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of strophic was in 1848

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“Strophic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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