from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or consisting of strophes.
  • adj. Music Having the same melody used for each strophe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Using or containing strophes.
  • adj. Of a song, composed so that every stanza is set to the same music.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, strophes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a strophe or strophes; constituting strophes; consisting of strophes: as, strophic composition; strophic poems.
  • In music, of a song or a piece in song form, having a similar treatment for successive stanzas. See cyclical form.


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  • /This is in Antique Rhythm: its structure is 'strophic' (above, page 243).

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  • Sawt music is strophic, meaning the same rhythm is repeated, but different words are sung over it.


  • The operetta's one big hit is "Wo sie war die Müllerin," a strophic ditty that completely stops the action in the middle of the finale of Act II (much as the "prince and princess" song would do a decade later in Franz Lehár's "The Merry Widow").

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  • The musical content is that of a children's song; the strophic structure actually diminishes any sense of conflict; the insouciant ritornello — — resets each verse like rounds of a game.

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  • From a musical perspective, these were melodies written in minor keys, in duple meter, at times in the rhythm of a marche (in most cases, a slow marche), in strophic form.

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  • The strophic rush of dis-equilibria sketches away from fish to the sine/cosine lengths of her beautiful umber hair

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  • They also include many poets: among them Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926) in his Neue Gedichte of 1907, the Yiddish poets Itzik Manger, who devoted four poems to her, and Jacob Glatstein (1896 – 1971) in a long strophic poem.

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  • This strophic art is the liturgical counterpar of early European courtly song, an art in which verse, rhyme and musical structures are organised in an astonishing variety of patterns, and in which every text has its own specific melody.

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  • Here a strophic pattern is linked with the older structure of the sequence, based on repetition.

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  • They vary from simple strophic tunes and straightforward rondo forms to dramatic cantatas of the kind known in England from the works of Rossi and Carissimi, which were then circulating in copies.

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