Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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Examples

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

    Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature

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

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

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  • 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").

    CD review: CPO's 'Der Obersteiger'

  • 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.

    You Stepped Out of a Dream

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-09-01

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

    Not from the self but from the Other

  • 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.

    Biblical Women in World and Hebrew Literature.

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • 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.

    Hebrew Song, 1880-2000.

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