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amoebaean

or am·oe·be·an

[ am-uh-bee-uhn ]
/ ˌæm əˈbi ən /
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adjective Prosody.

alternately responsive, as verses in dialogue.

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Origin of amoebaean

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

amoebaean

amoebean

/ (ˌæmɪˈbiːən) /

adjective

prosody of or relating to lines of verse dialogue that answer each other alternately
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