[ strof-ik, stroh-fik ]
/ ˈstrɒf ɪk, ˈstroʊ fɪk /


Also stroph·i·cal. consisting of, pertaining to, or characterized by a strophe or strophes.
Music. (of a song) having the same music for each successive stanza.

Origin of strophic

First recorded in 1840–50; stroph(e) + -ic
Related formsstroph·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·stroph·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for strophic


less commonly strophical

/ (ˈstrɒfɪk, ˈstrəʊ-) /


of, relating to, or employing a strophe or strophes
(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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