Meaning of DIALOGUE in English

I. noun

also di·a·log ˈdī-ə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg

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


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

II. verb

( -logued ; -logu·ing )

Date: 1566

transitive verb

: to express in dialogue

intransitive verb

: to take part in a dialogue

managers dialoguing with employees

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