[ muh-nos-truh-fee, mon-uh-strohf ]
/ məˈnɒs trə fi, ˈmɒn əˌstroʊf /


a poem in which all the strophes or stanzas are of the same metrical form.

Origin of monostrophe

First recorded in 1885–90, monostrophe is from the Greek word monóstrophos consisting of one strophe. See mono-, strophe Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for monostrophe

/ (mɒˈnɒstrəfɪ, ˈmɒnəˌstrəʊf) /


a poem in which all the stanzas or strophes are written in the same metre

Derived forms of monostrophe

monostrophic (ˌmɒnəˈstrɒfɪk), adjective
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