stro·​phic | \ ˈstrō-fik How to pronounce strophic (audio) , ˈsträ- \

Definition of strophic

1 : relating to, containing, or consisting of strophes
2 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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First Known Use of strophic

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Strophic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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