Meaning of antistrophe

an•tis•tro•phe

Pronunciation: (an-tis'tru-fē), [key]
— n.
  1. the part of an ancient Greek choral ode answering a previous strophe, sung by the chorus when returning from left to right.
  2. the movement performed by the chorus while singing an antistrophe.
  3. the second of two metrically corresponding systems in a poem. Cf. strophe (def. 3).
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