dialogue in brief, alternate lines, as in ancient Greek drama
Origin of stichomythiaClassical Greek from stichos, a line (see stile) + mythos, speech, myth
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.
Origin of stichomythiaGreek stikhomūthiā from stikhomūthein to speak in alternating lines stikhos stich ; see steigh- in Indo-European roots. mūthos speech
Modern Latin, from Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ„Î¹Ï‡Î¿Î¼Ï…Î¸Î¯Î± (ÏƒÏ„Î¯Ï‡Î¿Ï‚ "˜line of verse' + Î¼á¿¦Î¸Î¿Ï‚ "˜speech').