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proagon

[proh-ag-ohn, -on, proh-ah-gohn] /proʊˈæg oʊn, -ɒn, ˌproʊ ɑˈgoʊn/
noun, plural proagones
[proh-uh-goh-neez] /ˌproʊ əˈgoʊ niz/ (Show IPA).
Greek.
1.
(in ancient Greek comedy) a disputatious exchange, sometimes of a slapstick nature, between the chorus and the characters, or among the characters themselves, usually following the parodos and preceding the agon.
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