dialogue

or di·a·log

[dahy-uh-lawg, -log]

noun

verb (used without object), di·a·logued, di·a·logu·ing.

to carry on a dialogue; converse.
to discuss areas of disagreement frankly in order to resolve them.

verb (used with object), di·a·logued, di·a·logu·ing.

to put into the form of a dialogue.

Nearby words

  1. dialogic,
  2. dialogism,
  3. dialogist,
  4. dialogite,
  5. dialogize,
  6. dialogue box,
  7. dialysance,
  8. dialysate,
  9. dialyse,
  10. dialyser

Origin of dialogue

1175–1225; Middle English < Old French dïalogue, Latin dialogus < Greek diálogos. See dia-, -logue

Related formsdi·a·logu·er, nounself-di·a·log, nounself-di·a·logue, nounun·der·di·a·logue, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for dialog

dialogue

often US dialog

noun

conversation between two or more people
an exchange of opinions on a particular subject; discussion
the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
a particular passage of conversation in a literary or dramatic work
a literary composition in the form of a dialogue
a political discussion between representatives of two nations or groups

verb rare

(tr) to put into the form of a dialogue
(intr) to take part in a dialogue; converse
Derived Formsdialogic (ˌdaɪəˈlɒdʒɪk), adjectivedialoguer, noun

Word Origin for dialogue

C13: from Old French dialoge, from Latin dialogus, from Greek dialogos, from dialegesthai to converse; see dialect

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