Dialogue Definition

dīə-lôg, -lŏg
dialogs, dialogued, dialogues, dialoguing
noun
dialogues
A talking together; conversation.
Webster's New World
A discussion of positions or beliefs, especially between groups to resolve a disagreement.
American Heritage
Interchange and discussion of ideas, esp. when open and frank, as in seeking mutual understanding or harmony.
Webster's New World
Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative.
American Heritage
The lines or passages in a script that are intended to be spoken.
American Heritage
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verb
dialogued, dialogues, dialoguing
To express in dialogue.
Webster's New World
To hold a conversation.
Webster's New World
To engage in a dialogue.
American Heritage

(informal, business) To discuss or negotiate so that all parties can reach an understanding.

Pearson wanted to dialogue with his overseas counterparts about the new reporting requirements.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Dialogue

Noun

Singular:
dialogue
Plural:
dialogues

Origin of Dialogue

  • From Old French dialoge (French dialogue), from Late Latin dialogus, 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”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English dialog from Old French dialogue from Latin dialogus from Greek dialogos conversation from dialegesthai to discuss dialect

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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