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)
The defeated Xerxes arrives at the court and the play concludes with an extended kommos, or lament, from the king and chorus.
Rowling quotes Robert Fagle's translation of the end of the kommos, sung by the chorus.