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dialogue

noun

  1. (talking)  a conversation between 2 persons
    Synonyms: dialog, duologue, dial. [abbreviation]. Type of: talking
  2. (playscript)  the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
    Synonyms: dialog, dial. [abbreviation]. Type of: playscript
  3. (literary composition)  a literary composition in the form of a conversation between 2 people
    Synonyms: dialog, dial. [abbreviation]. Type of: literary composition
  4. (discussion)  a discussion intended to produce an agreement
    Synonyms: dialog, negotiation, talks [plural], dial. [abbreviation]. Type of: discussion

Etymology summary

"literary work consisting of a conversation between two or more persons", from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Dialogue | dialog

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,... (38 of 2343 words, 1 image)

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Dialogue (disambiguation)

a conversational exchange. Dialogue or dialog may also refer to: Dialogue (magazine), a 1978-2004 art magazine | Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought | Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review | Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, a book... (35 of 219 words, 21 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

dialogue | dialog [often US] | discussion [synonym, sense-specific] | converse [synonym, sense-specific]

conversation between two or more people | an exchange of opinions on a particular subject; discussion | the lines spoken by characters in drama or ... (23 of 564 words, 8 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dialogue

Britannica Encyclopedia:

dialogue

in its widest sense, the recorded conversation of two or more persons, especially as an element of drama or fiction. As a literary form, it's a ... (26 of 359 words)

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Merriam-Webster:

dialogue [entry 1, noun] | dialog | argument [synonym, sense-specific] | argumentation [synonym, sense-specific] | argy-bargy [British, synonym, sense-specific] | back-and-forth [synonym, sense-specific] | colloquy [synonym, sense-specific] | confab [synonym, sense-specific] | confabulation [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a written composition in which two or more characters are represented as conversing | a conversation between two or more persons ; also, a similar ... (24 of 277 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/dialogue

dialogue [entry 2, verb] | dialogued [past tense] | dialoguing [present participle]

to express in dialogue | to take part in a dialogue (10 of 29 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

dialogue | dialogued [past tense] | dialoged [past tense] | dialoguing [present participle] | dialoging [present participle] | dialogues [3rd-person singular present] | dialogs [3rd-person singular present] | dialog [sense-specific] | dialoguer [noun, related]

A conversation between two or more people. | Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative. | The lines or passages in a script that are ... (24 of 218 words, 9 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dialogue

Oxford Dictionary:

dialogue | dialog [United States] | dialogue of the deaf | dialogist [derived]

a conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or film | a discussion between two or more people or groups, especially one ... (27 of 183 words, 6 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/dialogue

Macmillan British Dictionary:

dialogue | dialogues [plural]

[countable/uncountable] a process in which two people or groups have discussions in order to solve problems | [uncountable, literary] the words that ... (21 of 104 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/dialogue

Random House Dictionary:

dialogue | dialogued [past tense] | dialoguing [present participle] | dialog [sense-specific]

conversation between two or more persons. | the conversation between characters in a novel, drama, etc. | an exchange of ideas or opinions on a ... (23 of 98 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/dialogue

Wiktionary:

dialogue | dialogues [plural] | dialogued [past tense] | dialoguing [present participle] | dialog [sense-specific] | introspection [antonym, sense-specific] | monologue [antonym, sense-specific] | multilogue [antonym, sense-specific]

A conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals. | In a dramatic or literary presentation, the verbal parts of the script or text; the verbalizations of the actors or characters. | A literary form, where the presentation ... (39 of 95 words, 6 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dialogue

New World Dictionary:

dialogue | dialogued [past tense] | dialoguing [present participle]

a talking together; conversation | interchange and discussion of ideas, especially when open and frank, as in seeking mutual understanding or harmony ... (21 of 75 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dialogue

Cambridge Dictionary:

dialogue | dialog [United States]

(a) conversation which is written for a book, play or film | formal talks between opposing countries, political groups, etc. (19 of 72 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dialogue

Encarta Dictionary:

dialogue | dialogues [plural] | dialogs [plural] | dialogued [past tense] | dialoged [past tense] | dialoguing [present participle] | dialoging [present participle] | dialog

the words spoken by characters in a book, movie, or play, or a section of a work that contains spoken words | a formal discussion or negotiation, ... (26 of 150 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861604398​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

dialogue

First use: early 13th century

Origin: "literary work consisting of a conversation between two or more persons", from Old French dialoge, from Latin dialogus, from Greek ... (23 of 73 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=dialogue

Wiktionary:

dialogue | dialogues [plural] | dialogued [past tense] | dialoguing [present participle]

Origin: Ancient Greek διάλογος (dialogos, "conversation, discourse"), from διά (dia, "through, inter") + λόγος (logos, "speech, oration, discourse"), from διαλέγομαι... (19 of 27 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dialogue

American Heritage Dictionary:

dialogue | dialogued [past tense] | dialoged [past tense] | dialoguing [present participle] | dialoging [present participle] | dialogues [3rd-person singular present] | dialogs [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English dialog, from Old French dialogue, from Latin dialogus, from Greek dialogos, conversation, from dialegesthai, to discuss; see "dialect".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dialogue

Oxford Dictionary:

dialogue | dialog [United States]

Origin: Middle English: from Old French dialoge, via Latin from Greek dialogos, from dialegesthai "converse with", from dia "through" + legein "speak"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/dialogue

Collins Dictionary:

dialogue | dialog [often US]

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French dialoge, from Latin dialogus, from Greek dialogos, from dialegesthai to converse; see dialect

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dialogue

New World Dictionary:

dialogue | dialogued [past tense] | dialoguing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English dialog from Old French dialogue from Latin dialogus from Greek dialogos from dialegesthai: see "dialect"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dialogue

Merriam-Webster:

dialogue [entry 1, noun] | dialog

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English dialoge, from Anglo-French dialogue, from Latin dialogus, from Greek dialogos, from dialegesthai to ... (17 of 23 etymology words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

dialogue | dialogues [plural] | dialogs [plural] | dialogued [past tense] | dialoged [past tense] | dialoguing [present participle] | dialoging [present participle]

First use: 12th century

Origin: French from Greek dialogos from dialegesthai "speak with each other" from legein "speak"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861604398​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

dialogue | dialogues [plural] | dialogued [past tense] | dialoguing [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "dialogue"

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Collins Dictionary:

dialogue | dialog [often US]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "dialogue"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

dialogue | dialogues [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "dialogue"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

dialogue | dialogues [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "dialogue"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

dialogue

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "dialogue"

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the Free Dictionary:

dialogue

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "dialogue"

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Google Dictionary:

dialogue | dialogs [plural] | dialogues [plural] | dialogued [past tense] | dialoged [past tense] | dialoging [present participle] | dialoguing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "dialogue"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

dialogue

Audio: North American pronunciation of "dialogue"

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YourDictionary Audio:

dialogue

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "dialogue" by speech synthesizer

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