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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [an-tis-truh-fee]
    • /ænˈtɪs trə fi/
    • /ˌantɪstrˈɒf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [an-tis-truh-fee]
    • /ænˈtɪs trə fi/

Definitions of antistrophe word

  • noun antistrophe the second of two movements made by a chorus during the performance of a choral ode 3
  • noun antistrophe the second part of a choral ode sung during this movement 3
  • noun antistrophe (in classical prosody) the second of two metrical systems used alternately within a poem 3
  • noun antistrophe in the ancient Greek theater, 3
  • noun antistrophe the return movement, from left to right of the stage, made by the chorus in answering the previous strophe 3
  • noun antistrophe the part of the choric song performed during this 3

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Origin of antistrophe

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
1540-50; < Greek: a turning about. See anti-, strophe

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Parts of speech for Antistrophe


antistrophe popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

antistrophe usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for antistrophe

noun antistrophe

  • allegory — An allegory is a story, poem, or painting in which the characters and events are symbols of something else. Allegories are often moral, religious, or political.
  • allusion — An allusion is an indirect reference to someone or something.
  • analogy — If you make or draw an analogy between two things, you show that they are similar in some way.
  • anticlimax — You can describe something as an anticlimax if it disappoints you because it happens after something that was very exciting, or because it is not as exciting as you expected.
  • antithesis — The antithesis of something is its exact opposite.

Top questions with antistrophe

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