Origin of strophe
Synonyms for strophe
Examples from the Web for strophe
Historical Examples of strophe
Canzone, in which Dante describes the person of Beatrice, Strophe third.The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 4
Balassa was also the inventor of the strophe which goes by his name.
His mind see-sawed in strophe and antistrophe: "You can't move!"Five Tales
(Strophe) Romulus and Remus, nice pair of schemers, How does your city grow?Boycotted
Talbot Baines Reed
He called upon her to save their little band by singing a strophe.Browning's Heroines
Ethel Colburn Mayne
- the first of two movements made by a chorus during the performance of a choral ode
- the first part of a choral ode sung during this movement
Word Origin for strophe
c.1600, from Greek strophe "stanza," originally "a turning," in reference to the section of an ode sung by the chorus while turning in one direction, from strephein "to turn," from PIE *strebh- "to wind, turn" (cf. Greek strophaligs "whirl, whirlwind," streblos "twisted").