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[strof-ik, stroh-fik]
  1. Also stroph·i·cal. consisting of, pertaining to, or characterized by a strophe or strophes.
  2. Music. (of a song) having the same music for each successive stanza.
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Origin of strophic

First recorded in 1840–50; stroph(e) + -ic
Related formsstroph·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·stroph·ic, adjective
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Historical Examples of strophic

  • They are to be regarded as the primary forms of all strophic poetry.

    A History of English Versification

    Jakob Schipper

  • Songs either are strophic or “durchcomponirt” (composed through).

  • The following are some of the strophic arrangements in Spanish.

    Legends, Tales and Poems

    Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

  • The first mark of this influence was that end-rhyme and strophic formation was forced upon many alliterative poems.

  • It would lead us too far, however, to give a detailed description of the strophic forms occurring there.

British Dictionary definitions for strophic


less commonly strophical

  1. of, relating to, or employing a strophe or strophes
  2. (of a song) having identical or related music in each verseCompare through-composed
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Word Origin and History for strophic


1848, from strophe + -ic.

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