- The definition of dialogue is conversation, or an exchange of ideas.
An example of dialogue is two people talking with one another.
- a talking together; conversation
- interchange and discussion of ideas, esp. when open and frank, as in seeking mutual understanding or harmony
- a literary work in the form of a conversation on a single topic
- the passages of talk in a play, story, etc.
Origin: Middle English dialog ; from Old French dialogue ; from Classical Latin dialogus ; from Classical Greek dialogos ; from dialegesthai: see dialect
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- A conversation between two or more people.
- a. Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative.b. The lines or passages in a script that are intended to be spoken.
- A literary work written in the form of a conversation: the dialogues of Plato.
- Music A composition or passage for two or more parts, suggestive of conversational interplay.
- An exchange of ideas or opinions: achieving constructive dialogue with all political elements.
- To converse in a dialogue.
- Usage Problem To engage in an informal exchange of views.
Origin: Middle English dialog, from Old French dialogue, from Latin dialogus, from Greek dialogos, conversation, from dialegesthai, to discuss; see dialect.
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