stich·o·myth·i·a (stĭk′ə-mĭthē-ə) also sti·chom·y·thy (stĭ-kŏmə-thē)
A form of verbal sparring used especially in ancient Greek drama or poetry, in which single lines of verse or parts of lines are spoken by alternate speakers.
[Greek stikhomūthiā, from stikhomūthein, to speak in alternating lines : stikhos, stich; see steigh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + mūthos, speech.]
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