Amoebean Am`[oe]*be"an, a. Alternately answering. [1913 Webster]

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  • amoebean — am·oe·be·an or am·oe·bae·an (ăm ə bēʹən) adj. Answering alternately in prosody.   [From Late Latin amoebaeus, from Greek amoibaios, from amoibē, change. See amoeba.] * * * …   Universalium

  • amoebean — adjective Describing a form of featuring alternate …   Wiktionary

  • amoebean — am·oe·be·an …   English syllables

  • amoebean verse — |amē|bēən , mə| noun Etymology: Latin amoebaeus alternate, from Gk. amoibaios interchanging (from amoibē change) + English an : poetry written in the form of a dialogue between two speakers compare stichomythia …   Useful english dictionary

  • am|e|be|an — «AM uh BEE uhn», adjective. = amoebean. (Cf. ↑amoebean) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amebean — Am e*be an, a. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Amoebean}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Theocritus — (Greek: Θεόκριτος), the creator of ancient Greek bucolic poetry, flourished in the 3rd century BC.LifeLittle is known of him beyond what can be inferred from his writings. We must, however, handle these with some caution, since some of the poems… …   Wikipedia

  • amoebaean — /am euh bee euhn/, adj. Pros. alternately responsive, as verses in dialogue. Also, amoebean. [1650 60; < L amoebae(us) antiphonal ( < Gk amoibaîos interchanging, equiv. to amoib(é) alternation (cf. AMEBA) + aios adj. suffix) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • polyphonic prose — Synonyms and related words: Goliardic verse, Hudibrastic verse, amoebean verse, concrete poetry, cubist poetry, dramatic poetry, elegiac poetry, epic poetry, epopee, epos, erotic poetry, expository prose, heroic poetry, imagist verse, light verse …   Moby Thesaurus

  • satire — Synonyms and related words: Atticism, English sonnet, Goliardic verse, Horatian ode, Hudibrastic verse, Italian sonnet, Petrarchan sonnet, Pindaric ode, Rabelaisian, Sapphic ode, Shakespearean sonnet, agile wit, alba, amoebean verse, anacreontic …   Moby Thesaurus

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