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dialogue

or di·a·log

[ dahy-uh-lawg, -log ]
/ ˈdaɪ əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg /
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noun
verb (used without object), di·a·logued, di·a·logu·ing.
to carry on a dialogue; converse.
to discuss areas of disagreement frankly in order to resolve them.
verb (used with object), di·a·logued, di·a·logu·ing.
to put into the form of a dialogue.
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Origin of dialogue

1175–1225; Middle English <Old French dïalogue,Latin dialogus<Greek diálogos.See dia-, -logue

OTHER WORDS FROM dialogue

di·a·logu·er, nounself-di·a·log, nounself-di·a·logue, nounun·der·di·a·logue, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dialogue

dialogue

often US dialog

/ (ˈdaɪəˌlɒɡ) /

noun
verb rare
(tr) to put into the form of a dialogue
(intr) to take part in a dialogue; converse

Derived forms of dialogue

dialogic (ˌdaɪəˈlɒdʒɪk), adjectivedialoguer, noun

Word Origin for dialogue

C13: from Old French dialoge, from Latin dialogus, from Greek dialogos, from dialegesthai to converse; see dialect
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