Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1The first section of an ancient Greek choral ode or of one division of it.
stanza, strophe, stave, cantoView synonyms
- ‘Frequency and strophe length were measured in narrow and wide band modes, respectively.’
- ‘The distance between the two vertical arrows indicates the strophe length.’
- ‘Most celebrated were the Epodes, songs in simple strophes usually made up of a hexameter or iambic trimeter plus one or two shorter cola.’
- ‘We measured song repertoire size as the number of different song figures in 25 consecutive song strophes.’
- ‘For example, in Schubert's Heidenröslein three verses, or strophes, are set to the same melody, with no alterations to the voice part or the piano accompaniment.’
- ‘One female sang two short strophes of a typically male song.’
- ‘It puts an end to the cyclic character of the six strophes and opens the door back into quotidian time.’
- 1.1 A structural division of a poem containing stanzas of varying line-length, especially an ode or free verse poem.
- ‘Though the poems were in a European habit, Bialik imbues them with Biblical strophes, as well as prophetic metaphor, syntax, and meter.’
- ‘The order in strophe one appears in stanza two as 6 i, 5 2, 4 3.’
- ‘He believes that the syllable count of poetic lines, strophes, stanzas, and poems was essential to the writing of biblical poetry.’
- ‘An ‘aria’ was distinguished from a ‘madrigal’ in having a strophic text, with the same music, or a variation of it, set to each strophe.’
- ‘In some strophes of the poem I tried to depict the tempest, followed by the calm of the sea.’
- ‘Syllabic verse is generally organized in four-line strophes, whereas the number of lines in a rosc passage is not fixed.’
Early 17th century: from Greek strophē, literally turning from strephein to turn; the term originally denoted a movement from right to left made by a Greek chorus, or lines of choral song recited during this.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.