Word of the Day – June 7 – Stichomythia

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Noun: Stichomythia  (stik-uh-MITH-ee-uh)

Definition: Dialogue especially of altercation or dispute delivered by two actors in alternating lines (as in classical Greek drama).

Sample sentence: To heighten the emotional intensity between the characters, the playwright employed stichomythia.

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