Definition of strophe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

strophe

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈstrəʊfi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstroʊfi//
 
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a group of lines forming a section of a poem compare stanza Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Greek strophē, literally ‘turning’, from strephein ‘to turn’: the term originally denoted a movement from right to left made by a Greek chorus, or lines of choral song recited during this.
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