stichomythic
adjective see stichomythia

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  • stichomythic — See stichomythia. * * * …   Universalium

  • stichomythic — adjective of or relating to stichomythia …   Wiktionary

  • stichomythic — stich·o·myth·ic …   English syllables

  • stichomythic — |stikə|mithik adjective : of, relating to, or constituting stichomythia …   Useful english dictionary

  • stichomythia — stichomythic, adj. /stik euh mith ee euh/, n. dramatic dialogue, as in a Greek play, characterized by brief exchanges between two characters, each of whom usually speaks in one line of verse during a scene of intense emotion or strong… …   Universalium

  • stichomythia — also stichomythy noun Etymology: 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 Date: 1861 dialogue especially of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Closer (play) — Closer Grove edition Written by Patrick Marber Characters Dan, Alice(Jane Jones), Anna, Larry Date prem …   Wikipedia

  • stichomythia — /stɪkəˈmɪθiə/ (say stikuh mitheeuh) noun the dramatic practice of dialogue in which each speaker uses exactly one line of the verse. Also, stichomythy /stəˈkɒməθi/ (say stuh komuhthee). {Greek} –stichomythic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • stichomythia — [sti käm′ə thēstik΄ə mith′ē ə] n. [Gr < stichos, a line (see STILE1) + mythos, speech, MYTH1] dialogue in brief, alternate lines, as in ancient Greek drama: also stichomythy [sti käm′ə thē] stichomythic adj …   English World dictionary

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