conversation between two or more persons.
the conversation between characters in a novel, drama, etc.
an exchange of ideas or opinions on a particular issue, especially a political or religious issue, with a view to reaching an amicable agreement or settlement.
a literary work in the form of a conversation: a dialogue of Plato.
to carry on a dialogue; converse.
to discuss areas of disagreement frankly in order to resolve them.
to put into the form of a dialogue.
- di·a·logu·er, noun
- self-di·a·log, noun
- self-di·a·logue, noun
- un·der·di·a·logue, noun
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How to use dialogue in a sentence
There are lots of things, including changing the kind of inner dialog, that can mitigate anxiety.A Q&A with Scott Stossel, Author of ‘My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind’ | Jesse Singal | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I remember being amazed at how scary The Sixth Sense was when I went to do ADR [automated dialog replacement].Whatever Happened to ‘The O.C.’ Star Mischa Barton? | Ramin Setoodeh | March 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In End of Watch, their dialog is spiced with a seemingly endless stream of “bros” and “dudes.”Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Peña on Their ‘End of Watch’ Bromance | Chris Lee | September 19, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
We're fully aware of that work and we have an ongoing dialog.Al Sharpton’s Conflicting Roles in the Trayvon Martin Case | Howard Kurtz | March 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The daughters take part in the dialog and begin to abuse each other, being jealous of Edmund.Tolstoy on Shakespeare | Leo Tolstoy
Narrative sentences followed by quoted dialog sometimes end with commas rather than with periods.The Wasted Generation | Owen Johnson
With minor variations in the dialog, and with longer and more frequent silences, it almost followed the Wednesday night script.The Fourth R | George Oliver Smith
However, that is a matter of no consequence, as we are both familiar with the dialog—, or rather the service.
Your speech is not a monolog, but a dialog, in which you are the speaker, and the auditor a silent tho questioning listener.Model Speeches for Practise | Grenville Kleiser
British Dictionary definitions for dialogue
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
(tr) to put into the form of a dialogue
(intr) to take part in a dialogue; converse
- dialogic (ˌdaɪəˈlɒdʒɪk), adjective
- dialoguer, noun
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