- 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 dialoguinghuddle, exchange, interact, visit, confer, negotiate, contact, consult, interview, argue, commune, dialogue, network, deliberate, chew, confide, parley, vent, reason, relate
Examples from the Web for dialoguing
Historical Examples of dialoguing
And how could I do this better, than by dialoguing a little with him before them?Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)
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).