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proagon

[ proh-ag-ohn, -on, proh-ah-gohn ]
/ proʊˈæg oʊn, -ɒn, ˌproʊ ɑˈgoʊn /
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noun, plural pro·a·go·nes [proh-uh-goh-neez]. /ˌproʊ əˈgoʊ niz/. Greek.
(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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