What does dialogue mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dialogue, dialog, duologuenoun

    a conversation between two persons

  2. dialogue, dialognoun

    the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction

  3. dialogue, dialognoun

    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, talksnoun

    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. dialoguenoun

    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. dialoguenoun

    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. dialoguenoun

    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. dialoguenoun

    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. dialogueverb

    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. Dialoguenoun

    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. Dialoguenoun

    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. Dialogueverb

    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. Dialogueverb

    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

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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. Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury:

    For a peaceful political solution, the BNP must stop violence and killing, amid non-stop violence, a dialogue cannot be held.

  2. Jeffrey Summit:

    The phenomenal student leaders have been working very hard to oppose this from the moment we found out, bDS is not a productive way to promote any sort of useful dialogue.

  3. Mahmoud Abbas:

    You want a dialogue ? If yes, then you need to recognize the two-state solution and that east Jerusalem is occupied and that the international legitimacy is the ground for any dialogue, send me those words on a piece of paper and the next day I will show up at the White House. Otherwise, no.

  4. Vladimir Putin:

    We always listen to constructive criticism of the authorities' action or lack of action at any level and this dialogue is always useful and simply necessary, but it would be pointless to have debates with those who take orders from an outsider, in the interest of ... another country.

  5. Ould Cheikh Ahmed:

    I will start working immediately with the government of Yemen, the Houthis and other stakeholders to agree on the agenda, date and format for these talks, i hope that these first face-to-face talks will chart a course towards a rapid end to the fighting, the resumption of political dialogue, and Yemen's return to an orderly and peaceful political transition.

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