Definitions for "Strophic"
Keywords:  stanza, sung, hymn, aria, song
A term which describes a song or aria in which the same music is repeated exactly for each verse or stanza. It is the opposite of a song that is through composed. Thus, to take two examples from Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann, the dolls song is strophic, whilst the Diamond aria is through composed.
Having the same music for all the units (or strophes) of the text, as in a hymn. Opp. of through-composed . Angels We Have Heard on High and Pange lingua (CD 1) are strophic compositions.
Refers to an aria in which all stanzas of the text are sung to the same music.
Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, strophes.