[ an-tis-truh-fee ]
/ ænˈtɪs trə fi /
the part of an ancient Greek choral ode answering a previous strophe, sung by the chorus when returning from left to right.
the movement performed by the chorus while singing an antistrophe.
Prosody. the second of two metrically corresponding systems in a poem.Compare strophe(def 3).
Related formsan·ti·stroph·ic [an-tuh-strof-ik, -stroh-fik] /ˌæn təˈstrɒf ɪk, -ˈstroʊ fɪk/, an·tis·tro·phal, adjectivean·ti·stroph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-strophe
/ (ænˈtɪstrəfɪ) /
(in ancient Greek drama)
- the second of two movements made by a chorus during the performance of a choral ode
- the second part of a choral ode sung during this movement
(in classical prosody) the second of two metrical systems used alternately within a poem
See also strophe
Derived Formsantistrophic (ˌæntɪˈstrɒfɪk), adjectiveantistrophically, adverb
Word Origin for antistrophe
C17: via Late Latin from Greek antistrophē an answering turn, from anti- + strophē a turning
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