dialogue, dialog, duologue(noun)
a conversation between two persons
the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people
"he has read Plato's Dialogues in the original Greek"
negotiation, dialogue, talks(noun)
a discussion intended to produce an agreement
"the buyout negotiation lasted several days"; "they disagreed but kept an open dialogue"; "talks between Israelis and Palestinians"
A conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals.
Bill and Melinda maintained a dialogue via email over the course of their long-distance relationship.
In a dramatic or literary presentation, the verbal parts of the script or text; the verbalizations of the actors or characters.
The movie had great special effects, but the dialogue was lackluster.
A literary form, where the presentation resembles a conversation.
A literary historian, she specialized in the dialogues of ancient Greek philosophers.
A dialogue box.
Once the My Computer dialogue opens, select Local Disk (C:), then right click and scroll down.
To discuss or negotiate so that all parties can reach an understanding.
Pearson wanted to dialogue with his overseas counterparts about the new reporting requirements.
Origin: From διάλογος, from διά + λόγος, from διαλέγομαι, from διά + λέγειν.
a conversation between two or more persons; particularly, a formal conservation in theatrical performances or in scholastic exercises
a written composition in which two or more persons are represented as conversing or reasoning on some topic; as, the Dialogues of Plato
to take part in a dialogue; to dialogize
to express as in dialogue
Origin: [OE. dialogue, L. dialogus, fr. Gr. , fr. to converse, dia` through + to speak: cf. F. dialogue. See Legend.]
Dialogue is a literary and theatrical form consisting of a written or spoken conversational exchange between two or more people. Its chief historical origins as narrative, philosophical or didactic device are to be found in classical Greek and Indian literature, in particular in the ancient art of rhetoric. While the dialogue was less important in the nineteenth century than it had been in the eighteenth, it was not extinct. The British author W.H. Mallock employed it successfully in his work "The New Republic," which was explicitly based on Plato's "Republic" and on the writings of Thomas Love Peacock. But the notion of dialogue reemerged in the cultural mainstream in the work of cultural critics such as Mikhail Bakhtin and Paulo Freire, theologians such as Martin Buber, as an existential palliative to counter atomization and social alienation in mass industrial society.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dī′a-log, n. conversation between two or more persons, esp. of a formal or imaginary nature.—v.i. and v.t. (Shak.) to put into dialogue form.—adjs. Dialog′ic, Dialogist′ic, -al (-loj-), in the form of a dialogue.—v.i. Dial′ogise (′oj-), to discourse in dialogue.—n. Dial′ogist (′oj-), a speaker in, or writer of, a dialogue. [Fr.,—L. dialogus—Gr. dialogos, a conversation—dialegesthai, to discourse.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'dialogue' in Nouns Frequency: #1963
The numerical value of dialogue in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of dialogue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy.
Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes, in the nature of the case, different points of view.
Geschichte ist [...] ein Dialog zwischen Gegenwart und Vergangenheit. [re-transl.:] History is [...] a dialogue between the present and the past.
Sometimes, they convey a message, a general message, but there's nothing tactical, there is no dialogue. There's, let's say, information, but not dialogue.
Sometimes they convey [ a ] message, [ a ] general message, but there's nothing tactical, there is no dialogue. There's, let's say, information, but not dialogue.
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- محادثة, حوارArabic
- dialoq, qonuşma, söhbətAzerbaijani
- размо́ва, дыяло́г, гута́ркаBelarusian
- диало́г, разгово́р, бесе́да, разговарямBulgarian
- dialogarCatalan, Valencian
- dialog, konverzace, rozhovorCzech
- konversation, samtale, dialogDanish
- Dialog, Gespräch, DialogfensterGerman
- διάλογος, συνομιλίαGreek
- diálogo, conversaciónSpanish
- dialoog, kahekõne, vestlusEstonian
- گفتگو, صحبتPersian
- dialogi, vuoropuheluFinnish
- dialogue, dialoguer, conversationFrench
- seanchas, agallamh, còmhradhScottish Gaelic
- שיחה, דו-שיחHebrew
- társalgás, beszélgetésHungarian
- երկխոսություն, զրույց, երկխոսելArmenian
- dialog, percakapanIndonesian
- dialogo, discorso, conversazioneItalian
- 討論, 対話形式, 対話, 会話, カンバセーション, 話しJapanese
- საუბარი, დიალოგიGeorgian
- диалог, сөйлесімKazakh
- 대화, 회화, 對話, 會話Korean
- сүйлөшүү, диалогKyrgyz
- dialogas, pokalbisLithuanian
- saruna, dialogsLatvian
- ра́зговор, дијалогMacedonian
- яриа, үгMongolian
- dialog, perbualan, percakapanMalay
- samtale, dialog, konversasjonNorwegian
- kortsluiten, dialoogvenster, dialoog, discussiëren, dialogeren, gesprekDutch
- dialog, konwersacja, rozmowaPolish
- conversação, conversa, diálogoPortuguese
- dialog, conversațieRomanian
- диало́говое окно́, разгово́р, диало́г, бесе́даRussian
- razgovor, дијалог, dijàlog, разговорSerbo-Croatian
- konverzácia, rozhovor, dialógSlovak
- pogovor, dialogSlovene
- bisedë, dialogAlbanian
- dialog, konversation, samtalSwedish
- сӯхбат, гуфтугӯ, муколамаTajik
- söhbet, gürrüňTurkmen
- sorgu kutusu, diyalog, konuşma, sohbetTurkish
- бесі́да, розмо́ва, діало́гUkrainian
- بات چیتUrdu
- hội thoại, đối thoạiVietnamese
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