1. antistrophe

noun. the section of a choral ode answering a previous strophe in classical Greek drama; the second of two metrically corresponding sections in a poem.


  • lyric
  • lyric poem

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Sentences with antistrophe

1. Noun, singular or mass
The word itself means "to turn back," which makes sense given that the chorus moves in the opposite direction of the strophe; for the antistrophe, the movement is left to right.

2. Noun, plural
Strophe and antistrophe are two major elements of the ode, a type of lyric poetry.