What does dialogue mean?

Definitions for dialogue
ˈdaɪ əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒgdi·a·logue

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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.

    Etymology: From διάλογος, from διά + λόγος, from διαλέγομαι, from διά + λέγειν.

  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.

    Etymology: From διάλογος, from διά + λόγος, from διαλέγομαι, from διά + λέγειν.

  3. dialogue(Noun)

    A literary form, where the presentation resembles a conversation.

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

    Etymology: From διάλογος, from διά + λόγος, from διαλέγομαι, from διά + λέγειν.

  4. dialogue(Noun)

    A dialogue box.

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

    Etymology: From διάλογος, from διά + λόγος, from διαλέγομαι, from διά + λέγειν.

  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.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. dialogue, L. dialogus, fr. Gr. , fr. to converse, dia` through + to speak: cf. F. dialogue. See Legend.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. dialogue, L. dialogus, fr. Gr. , fr. to converse, dia` through + to speak: cf. F. dialogue. See Legend.]

  3. Dialogue(verb)

    to take part in a dialogue; to dialogize

    Etymology: [OE. dialogue, L. dialogus, fr. Gr. , fr. to converse, dia` through + to speak: cf. F. dialogue. See Legend.]

  4. Dialogue(verb)

    to express as in dialogue

    Etymology: [OE. dialogue, L. dialogus, fr. Gr. , fr. to converse, dia` through + to speak: cf. F. dialogue. See Legend.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dialogue

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce dialogue?

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How to say dialogue in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dialogue in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dialogue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of dialogue in a Sentence

  1. Sean Collins:

    Xerox welcomes open communications with shareholders and values constructive dialogue.

  2. Franz Werfel:

    Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy.

  3. Henry Crochiere:

    A group of protesters were in the front yard requesting that the private date function be shut down due to the insensitive ‘ cops and robbers ’ theme of the party, after trying to have a dialogue between the fraternity members and the protesters, it was determined that it would be best to call the police to help facilitate conversation and make sure there was order.

  4. President Muhammadu Buhari:

    We are making contacts with everybody who is involved, the ones that we can identify, through them, the ones that we can’t identify so that there is a lot more inclusiveness in this dialogue, our prayer is that this works so that we resort to dialogue rather than use of force.

  5. The CEO:

    We made a principled decision that we're not going to withhold technology from institutions that we have elected in democracies to protect the freedoms we enjoy, we were very transparent about that decision and we'll continue to have that dialogue [ with employees ].

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