- 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).
Origin of antistrophe
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- (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
Word Origin for antistrophe
C17: via Late Latin from Greek antistrophē an answering turn, from anti- + strophē a turning
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