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[doo-uh-lawg, -log, dyoo-] /ˈdu əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg, ˈdyu-/
a conversation between two persons; dialogue.
a dramatic performance or piece in the form of a dialogue limited to two speakers.
Origin of duologue
First recorded in 1860-65; duo- + (mono)logue Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It resolved itself at first into a duologue between the two elder men.

    When It Was Dark Guy Thorne
  • The house had an old-world garden, and it was here they had their first duologue.

  • His shoulder excluded Lee more and more; the conversation became frankly a duologue.

    The Quaint Companions Leonard Merrick
  • Swithin, in the room overhead, had suspended his calculations, for the duologue interested him.

    Two on a Tower Thomas Hardy
  • Without waiting a year she could go to Harry Manders and demand to be given a part; he had offered her one in her own duologue.

    Lady Lilith

    Stephen McKenna
  • Out of eight volumes published by this poet, five are fully-wrought plays, and one is a tragic love-story told in duologue.

  • The various acts are mainly composed of a duologue between Hilda and Halvard.


    James Huneker
  • She replied in the same key, and, seeing that the youth comprehended, the artist prompted a duologue.

    Love's Usuries Louis Creswicke
  • Mrs Cotterill came hysterically in upon the duologue between Denry and Ruth in the drawing-room.

British Dictionary definitions for duologue


a part or all of a play in which the speaking roles are limited to two actors
a less common word for dialogue
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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