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"


  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.

  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.

  3. dialoguenoun

    A literary form, where the presentation resembles a conversation.

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

  4. dialoguenoun

    A dialogue box.

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

  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.

  6. 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

  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

  3. Dialogueverb

    to take part in a dialogue; to dialogize

  4. Dialogueverb

    to express as in dialogue

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


  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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  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. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro:

    I am proud of the delegation we have in Norway, and I am proud that we are in a constructive dialogue with the Venezuelan opposition.

  2. Khalid Jone:

    Trump, Wilders, these people are not bad people, they are just misled, everyone is responsible to try and engage in dialogue with them. That is the only way we will be able to live together in this world.

  3. Bala Garba:

    Gambia's government will not tolerate any negotiation on the issue of homosexuality with the EU or any international block or nation, we are no longer going to entertain any dialogue with the EU either directly or through sub-regional, regional and international blocks to which we are members.

  4. Jocelerme Privert:

    I will engage in dialogue with all sectors to get the country out of crisis.

  5. Yasir Arman:

    The government is not serious about the national dialogue and is just buying time for the re-election of a president who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, the regime has no solutions for the two areas except war and starvation.

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