from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A set of lines that alternate between an actor (or actors) and the chorus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See commos.


Ancient Greek κομμός ("beating"). It is used in Ancient Greek theatre. (Wiktionary)



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  • "Aristotle in his Poetics defined the kommos as an antiphonal song of lament between an actor and the female chorus, which was one of the most visually compelling exhibitions of physical and psychological pain."

    December 23, 2012