[doo-uh-lawg, -log, dyoo-]


a conversation between two persons; dialogue.
a dramatic performance or piece in the form of a dialogue limited to two speakers.

Origin of duologue

First recorded in 1860–65; duo- + (mono)logue
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Examples from the Web for duologue

Contemporary Examples of duologue

  • In this "duologue," they celebrate the Beatle in honor of his 70th birthday.

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    Why We Heart John Lennon

    Martin Lewis, Harvey Weinstein

    October 8, 2010

Historical Examples of duologue

  • It resolved itself at first into a duologue between the two elder men.

  • The house had an old-world garden, and it was here they had their first duologue.

  • His shoulder excluded Lee more and more; the conversation became frankly a duologue.

    The Quaint Companions

    Leonard Merrick

  • Swithin, in the room overhead, had suspended his calculations, for the duologue interested him.

    Two on a Tower

    Thomas Hardy

  • Without waiting a year she could go to Harry Manders and demand to be given a part; he had offered her one in her own duologue.

    Lady Lilith

    Stephen McKenna

British Dictionary definitions for duologue


sometimes US duolog


a part or all of a play in which the speaking roles are limited to two actors
a less common word for dialogue
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