An example of dialog is two people talking to each other.
1475, Higden's Polychronicon: Seynte Aldelme returnyde to Briteyne..makenge mony noble bookes ... of the rewles of feete metricalle, of metaplasmus, of dialog metricalle.
An example of dialog is chatting with a friend on the phone.
Origin of dialog
- From Middle English dialog (“A literary talk, literary composition in dialog form; dialogus, the Dialogues of Pope Gregory the Great; a conversation”), from Ancient Greek διάλογος (dialogos, “conversation, discourse”), from διά (dia, “through, inter”) + λόγος (logos, “speech, oration, discourse”), from διαλέγομαι (dialegomai, “to converse”), from διά (dia) + λέγειν (legein, “to speak”).