Meaning of DIALOGUE in English


Variant: also di · a · log

Pronunciation: ' d ī - ə - ˌ lo ̇ g, - ˌ läg

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English dialoge, from Anglo-French dialogue, from Latin dialogus, from Greek dialogos, from dialegesthai to converse, from dia- + legein to speak ― more at LEGEND

Date: 13th century

1 : a written composition in which two or more characters are represented as conversing

2 a : a conversation between two or more persons also : a similar exchange between a person and something else (as a computer) b : an exchange of ideas and opinions <organized a series of dialogue s on human rights> c : a discussion between representatives of parties to a conflict that is aimed at resolution <a constructive dialogue between loggers and environmentalists>

3 : the conversational element of literary or dramatic composition <very little dialogue in this film>

4 : a musical composition for two or more parts suggestive of a conversation

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