Meaning of stichomythia

sti•cho•myth•i•a

Pronunciation: (stik"u-mith'ē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. dramatic dialogue, as in a Greek play, characterized by brief exchanges between two characters, each of whom usually speaks in one line of verse during a scene of intense emotion or strong argumentation.
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