- 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.
Origin of dialogue
Related Words for dialogconference, exchange, communication, discussion, conversation, discourse, dialog, confab, repartee, converse, chat, parley, script, powwow, colloquy, confabulation, rap, parlance, flap, lines
Examples from the Web for dialog
Contemporary Examples of dialog
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
September 19, 2012
Historical Examples of dialog
The dialog or monolog should also be adapted to the ages of the pupils who are to do the acting.Special Days and their Observance
Dialog′ic, Dialogist′ic, -al (-loj-), in the form of a dialogue.
Everything had become quite still all around during this dialog.Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6)
But this dialog is soon interrupted by one of the loveliest scenes in the opera.Stars of the Opera
Note that the word 'Turrk' as seen in Irish dialog has been retained as dialect.Trenching at Gallipoli
often US dialog
- 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
Word Origin for dialogue
early 13c., "literary work consisting of a conversation between two or more persons," from Old French dialoge, from Latin dialogus, from Greek dialogos "conversation, dialogue," related to dialogesthai "converse," from dia- "across" (see dia-) + legein "speak" (see lecture (n.)).
Sense broadened to "a conversation" c.1400. Mistaken belief that it can only mean "conversation between two persons" is from confusion of dia- and di- (1). A word for "conversation between two persons" is the hybrid duologue (1864).