Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

In poetry, a rhythmical movement; a stanza.

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Usage examples "strophe":

  1. Adrian threw off the first strophe of Clare's fortune in burlesque rhymes, with an insinuating gipsy twang. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. Eloise was radiant, for her heart was singing within her a splendid strophe of joy. - "Flower of the Dusk", Myrtle Reed.
  3. Each strophe is terminated by a refrain, of which the conclusion has the same melody as the first stanza of each of the strophes. - "Some Forerunners of Italian Opera", William James Henderson.