amoebean verse

am·​oe·​be·​an verse | \ ¦amē¦bēən-, -mə¦- \

Definition of amoebean verse

: poetry written in the form of a dialogue between two speakers — compare stichomythia

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First Known Use of amoebean verse

1658, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amoebean verse

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

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“Amoebean verse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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