amoebean verse


am·​oe·​be·​an verse
: poetry written in the form of a dialogue between two speakers compare stichomythia

Word History


Latin amoebaeus alternate, from Greek amoibaios interchanging (from amoibē change) + English -an

First Known Use

1658, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amoebean verse was in 1658

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“Amoebean verse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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