- 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 dialogueconference, exchange, communication, discussion, conversation, discourse, dialog, confab, repartee, converse, chat, parley, script, powwow, colloquy, confabulation, rap, parlance, flap, lines
Examples from the Web for dialogue
Contemporary Examples of 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.Blogger Shares and Shames Cancer in ‘Lily’
December 9, 2014
Nor, however, did it opt for opening a dialogue with the civil society.How Havel Inspired the Velvet Revolution
December 6, 2014
"Moscow's medical reform should be conducted in dialogue with the public," Vlasov said.Putin’s Health Care Disaster
November 30, 2014
Historical Examples of dialogue
Burlesque, farce and extravagance of situation and dialogue.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
Each phrase of the dialogue reveals her soul, dark fold on fold.The Man Shakespeare
He turned the dialogue to that point, and thanked him for it.A Tale of Two Cities
After a moment's pause, he resumed the dialogue, as if nothing had been said to disturb its harmony.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
This interesting portion of the dialogue is not in Michelant.Dialogues in French and English
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).