watarizerifu
   A vocal kata used in kabuki theater, watarizerifu means "dialogue passed along" and is an old and highly formal theatrical convention that is almost completely unknown in European traditions. In watarizerifu , characters on stage deliver a single line of dialogue but in segments separated and divided among themselves. Each actor interrupts or completes the sentence spoken by the previous actor until the last thought of the dialogue is delivered by all the actors in unison. So each character only speaks part of a thought; other characters, aware of the nature of that thought, interrupt with a continuation of the thought. Finally, they all seem to understand one another at the end, so they all speak simultaneously. Watarizerifu tends characterize dialogue of minor characters, though occasionally major characters may engage in this type of dialogue.