stichomythia


sticho·myth·ia

noun \ˌsti-kə-ˈmi-thē-ə\

Definition of STICHOMYTHIA

:  dialogue especially of altercation or dispute delivered by two actors in alternating lines (as in classical Greek drama)
sticho·myth·ic \ˌsti-kə-ˈmi-thik\ adjective

Variants of STICHOMYTHIA

sticho·myth·ia also sti·chom·y·thy \sti-ˈkä-mə-thē\

Origin of STICHOMYTHIA

Greek stichomythia, from stichomythein to speak dialogue in alternate lines, from stichos row, verse + mythos speech, myth; akin to Greek steichein to walk, go — more at stair
First Known Use: 1861

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