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strophic

[strof-ik, stroh-fik] /ˈstrɒf ɪk, ˈstroʊ fɪk/
adjective
1.
Also, strophical. consisting of, pertaining to, or characterized by a strophe or strophes.
2.
Music. (of a song) having the same music for each successive stanza.
Compare through-composed.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; stroph(e) + -ic
Related forms
strophically, adverb
nonstrophic, adjective
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Examples from the web for strophic
  • Buck uses the same chiming device before each succeeding verse of the strophic setting.
  • According to another theory epics were derived from strophic lays, though never actually composed in strophic form themselves.
  • All units can experience leaks throughout their operating life and cata- strophic leaks may also occur.
British Dictionary definitions for strophic

strophic

/ˈstrɒfɪk; ˈstrəʊ-/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or employing a strophe or strophes
2.
(of a song) having identical or related music in each verse Compare through-composed
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Word Origin and History for strophic
adj.

1848, from strophe + -ic.

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