verb (used without object), di·a·logued, di·a·logu·ing.
verb (used with object), di·a·logued, di·a·logu·ing.
- dialogue box,
Origin of dialogue
Examples from the Web for dialogue
Hitchcock has a few preliminary ideas for camera moves, and I make a few proposals about characterization and dialogue.
Each time he mentions a story point or repeats an exchange of dialogue, he glances up to see if she's smiling.
It has been incredible to explore so many artistic avenues when it comes to having a dialogue about a very serious disease.
Nor, however, did it opt for opening a dialogue with the civil society.
"Moscow's medical reform should be conducted in dialogue with the public," Vlasov said.
We will present a stenographic report of the dialogue which then ensued, to the best of our ability.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
But to return to our dialogue: "Excuse me, sir," said the clerk, "did you say your name is spelt with Dar or Tar?"The Cross of Berny|Emile de Girardin
Then, valuable as dialogue is, it may be redundant, and make a play "flabby."The Black Cat|John Todhunter
The Dialogue allows these and related distinctions to emerge, even though it does not grapple with their implications.A Dialogue upon the Gardens|William Gilpin
(For my own part I think there is nothing more tedious than dialogue).The Wonderful Visit|Herbert George Wells
often US dialog
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).