monostrophe

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

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. monostich,
  2. monostichous,
  3. monostome,
  4. monostotic,
  5. monostratal,
  6. monostrophic,
  7. monostylous,
  8. monosubstituted,
  9. monosyllabic,
  10. monosyllabism

Origin of monostrophe

First recorded in 1885–90, monostrophe is from the Greek word monóstrophos consisting of one strophe. See mono-, strophe

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British Dictionary definitions for monostrophe

monostrophe

/ (mɒˈnɒstrəfɪ, ˈmɒnəˌstrəʊf) /

noun

a poem in which all the stanzas or strophes are written in the same metre
Derived Formsmonostrophic (ˌmɒnəˈstrɒfɪk), adjective

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