Definition of Dialogue

1. Noun. A conversation between two persons.

Exact synonyms: Dialog, Duologue
Generic synonyms: Talk, Talking



2. Noun. The lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction.
Exact synonyms: Dialog
Generic synonyms: Book, Playscript, Script
Specialized synonyms: Duologue
Terms within: Actor's Line, Speech, Words

3. Noun. A literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people. "He has read Plato's Dialogues in the original Greek"
Exact synonyms: Dialog
Generic synonyms: Literary Composition, Literary Work

4. Noun. A discussion intended to produce an agreement. "Talks between Israelis and Palestinians"

Definition of Dialogue

1. n. A conversation between two or more persons; particularly, a formal conservation in theatrical performances or in scholastic exercises.

2. v. i. To take part in a dialogue; to dialogize.

3. v. t. To express as in dialogue.

Definition of Dialogue

1. Noun. A conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals. ¹

2. Noun. In a dramatic or literary presentation, the verbal parts of the script or text; the verbalizations of the actors or characters. ¹

3. Noun. A literary form, where the presentation resembles a conversation. ¹

4. Noun. (computing) A dialogue box. ¹

5. Verb. (context: informal business) To discuss or negotiate so that all parties can reach an understanding. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dialogue

1. to carry on a conversation [v -LOGUED, -LOGUING, -LOGUES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dialogue

dialogically
dialoging
dialogism
dialogisms
dialogist
dialogistic
dialogistical
dialogists
dialogite
dialogites
dialogize
dialogized
dialogizes
dialogizing
dialogs
dialogue (current term)
dialogue box
dialogue boxes
dialogued
dialoguer
dialoguers
dialogues
dialoguing
dialoguist
dialoguists
dials
dialuminium
dialuminum
dialup
dialups

Literary usage of Dialogue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. La démocratie libérale by Thomas Hodgkin, Etienne Vacherot (1896)
"56-59) in his translation of this curious but difficult dialogue. ... 4 The dialogue shifts from the singular number to the plural with strange abruptness, ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"For the second dialogue, in which the ... The fifth dialogue deals with the resurrection, and here again borrows from the ..."

3. Publications by Musical Antiquarian Society (1843)
"[In the original MS. this dramatic dialogue in verse is written as prose, ... There are also bmm: obvious errors in the distribution of the dialogue, ..."

4. The Works of George Berkeley, D.D., Bishop of Cloyne by George Berkeley, John Dewey, Ferdinand Gregorovius, George Sampson, Annie Hamilton, Arthur James Balfour Balfour (1898)
"His teaching, so far as it is referred to in this dialogue, may be summed up briefly as follows : Nature is beautiful and harmonious: the contemplation of ..."

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