Definition of epistrophe in English:

epistrophe

noun

  • The repetition of a word at the end of successive clauses or sentences.

    • ‘He would be able to label these devices as antimetabole, polyptoton, epistrophe, antithesis, epanalepsis, anaphora, polysyndeton, anastrophe, etc.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from Greek epistrophē, from epistrephein ‘to turn around’, from epi ‘in addition’ + strephein ‘to turn’.

Pronunciation

epistrophe

/əˈpɪstrəfi//əˈpistrəfē/