Definitions for dialogueˈdaɪ əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

di•a•logueˈdaɪ əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg(n.; v.)-logued, -logu•ing.

or di•a•log

  1. (n.)conversation between two or more persons.

  2. the conversation between characters in a novel, drama, etc.

  3. an exchange of ideas or opinions on a particular issue esp. with a view to reaching an amicable agreement.

  4. a literary work in the form of a conversation.

  5. (v.i.)to carry on a dialogue; converse.

  6. to discuss areas of disagreement frankly in order to resolve them.

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  7. (v.t.)to put into the form of a dialogue.

Origin of dialogue:

1175–1225; ME < OF dïalogue, L dialogus < Gk diálogos, n. der. of dialégesthai to converse

di′a•logu`er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dialogue, dialog, duologue(noun)

    a conversation between two persons

  2. dialogue, dialog(noun)

    the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction

  3. dialogue, dialog(noun)

    a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people

    "he has read Plato's Dialogues in the original Greek"

  4. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. dialogue(Noun)

    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.

  2. dialogue(Noun)

    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.

  3. dialogue(Noun)

    A literary form, where the presentation resembles a conversation.

    A literary historian, she specialized in the dialogues of ancient Greek philosophers.

  4. dialogue(Noun)

    A dialogue box.

    Once the My Computer dialogue opens, select Local Disk (C:), then right click and scroll down.

  5. dialogue(Verb)

    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.

  6. Origin: From διάλογος, from διά + λόγος, from διαλέγομαι, from διά + λέγειν.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dialogue(noun)

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

  2. Dialogue(noun)

    a written composition in which two or more persons are represented as conversing or reasoning on some topic; as, the Dialogues of Plato

  3. Dialogue(verb)

    to take part in a dialogue; to dialogize

  4. Dialogue(verb)

    to express as in dialogue

Freebase

  1. Dialogue

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dialogue' in Nouns Frequency: #1963


Translations for dialogue

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

dialogue(noun)

(a) talk between two or more people, especially in a play or novel.

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