a combining form used in the names of kinds of discourse, spoken or written: analogue; monologue; travelogue.

Nearby words

  1. -lith,
  2. -lithic,
  3. -lived,
  4. -log,
  5. -logic,
  6. -logy,
  7. -long,
  8. -ly,
  9. -lyse,
  10. -lysis

Also -log.

Origin of -logue

< French < Latin -logus < Greek -logos. See logos

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British Dictionary definitions for -logue


US -log

n combining form

indicating speech or discourse of a particular kindtravelogue; monologue

Word Origin for -logue

from French, from Greek -logos

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Word Origin and History for -logue


word-forming element meaning "one who is immersed in or driven by," mostly from French-derived words, ultimately from Greek -logos, -logon. Now mostly superseded by -loger, -logist except in ideologue and a few others. As a combining element meaning "kind of discourse," it is from French -logue, from Greek -logos.

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