amoebaean

amoebaean

[am-uh-bee-uhn]
adjective Prosody.
alternately responsive, as verses in dialogue.
Also, amoebean.


Origin:
1650–60; < Latin amoebae(us) antiphonal (< Greek amoibaîos interchanging, equivalent to amoib() alternation (cf. ameba) + -aios adj. suffix) + -an

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amoebaean or amoebean (ˌæmɪˈbiːən)
 
adj
prosody of or relating to lines of verse dialogue that answer each other alternately
 
amoebean or amoebean
 
adj

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