What is the word for quoting multiple characters to reenact a scene? I was thinking of a word like "quote", but I am not sure you can use it if a single person "quote" multiple characters at once in different voice. Some humorists do it.

For example:

"Pikachu, thundershock!"

"Pika, pika!"

"Pikachu, now! What are you waiting for?"

"Pika, pika?"

  • Are you talking about a specific word for quoting dialog? Reenact is probably your best bet.
    – Valkor
    May 16, 2019 at 13:43
  • Those are completely disconnected quotes. Who is saying what? What's the context? May 16, 2019 at 20:00

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"Reenact" is solid, and you can give, do, provide, or perform a "reenactment". But a "recreation" might be a hair more natural, so you might "recreate" the events or the exchange.

Doing or giving an "impression" calls to mind the skill of the performer in approximating the voices and mannerisms of a person. "Imitating" can be done to a group of people, or (more commonly) a single person - compare the noun "mimicry".

A person might "relate" a conversation, dialogue, or back-and-forth (informal), along with a whole host of more general terms including "relay", "convey", "act out", etc.

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