Stro"phe (?), n.; pl. Strophes (#). [NL., from Gr. , fr. to twist, to turn; perh. akin to E. strap.]
In Greek choruses and dances, the movement of the chorus while turning from the right to the left of the orchestra; hence, the strain, or part of the choral ode, sung during this movement. Also sometimes used of a stanza of modern verse. See the Note under Antistrophe.
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