strophe: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (strō'fē), [key]
— n.
  1. the part of an ancient Greek choral ode sung by the chorus when moving from right to left.
  2. the movement performed by the chorus during the singing of this part.
  3. the first of the three series of lines forming the divisions of each section of a Pindaric ode.
  4. (in modern poetry) any separate section or extended movement in a poem, distinguished from a stanza in that it does not follow a regularly repeated pattern.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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