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di·a·logue

or di·a·log  (dī′ə-lôg′, -lŏg′)
n.
1.
a. A conversation between two or more people.
b. A discussion of positions or beliefs, especially between groups to resolve a disagreement.
2.
a. Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative.
b. The lines or passages in a script that are intended to be spoken.
3. A literary work written in the form of a conversation: the dialogues of Plato.
4. Music A composition or passage for two or more parts, suggestive of conversational interplay.
v. di·a·logued, di·a·logu·ing, di·a·logues or di·a·loged or di·a·log·ing or di·a·logs
v.tr.
To express as or in a dialogue: dialogued parts of the story.
v.intr.
To engage in a dialogue.

[Middle English dialog, from Old French dialogue, from Latin dialogus, from Greek dialogos, conversation, from dialegesthai, to discuss; see dialect.]

di′a·log′uer n.
Usage Note: Although use of the verb dialogue meaning "to engage in an exchange of views" is widespread, the Usage Panel has little affection for it. In our 2009 survey, 80 percent of the Panel rejected the sentence The department was remiss in not trying to dialogue with representatives of the community before hiring new officers. This represents some erosion of the 98 percent who rejected this example in 1988, but resistance is still very strong. A number of Panelists felt moved to comment on the ugliness or awkwardness of the construction.

dialogue

(ˈdaɪəˌlɒɡ) or

dialog

n
1. conversation between two or more people
2. an exchange of opinions on a particular subject; discussion
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
4. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a particular passage of conversation in a literary or dramatic work
5. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a literary composition in the form of a dialogue
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political discussion between representatives of two nations or groups
vb
7. (tr) to put into the form of a dialogue
8. (intr) to take part in a dialogue; converse
[C13: from Old French dialoge, from Latin dialogus, from Greek dialogos, from dialegesthai to converse; see dialect]
dialogic adj
ˈdiaˌloguer, ˈdiaˌloger n

di•a•logue

or di•a•log

(ˈdaɪ əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg)

n., v. -logued, -logu•ing. n.
1. conversation between two or more persons.
2. the conversation between characters in a novel, drama, etc.
3. an exchange of ideas or opinions on a particular issue esp. with a view to reaching an amicable agreement.
4. a literary work in the form of a conversation.
v.i.
5. to carry on a dialogue; converse.
6. to discuss areas of disagreement frankly in order to resolve them.
v.t.
7. to put into the form of a dialogue.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French dïalogue, Latin dialogus < Greek diálogos, n. derivative of dialégesthai to converse]
di′a•logu`er, n.

dialogue

a frank exchange of ideas, spoken or written, for the purpose of meeting in harmony.
See also: Agreement

dialogue


Past participle: dialogued
Gerund: dialoguing

Imperative
dialogue
dialogue
Present
I dialogue
you dialogue
he/she/it dialogues
we dialogue
you dialogue
they dialogue
Preterite
I dialogued
you dialogued
he/she/it dialogued
we dialogued
you dialogued
they dialogued
Present Continuous
I am dialoguing
you are dialoguing
he/she/it is dialoguing
we are dialoguing
you are dialoguing
they are dialoguing
Present Perfect
I have dialogued
you have dialogued
he/she/it has dialogued
we have dialogued
you have dialogued
they have dialogued
Past Continuous
I was dialoguing
you were dialoguing
he/she/it was dialoguing
we were dialoguing
you were dialoguing
they were dialoguing
Past Perfect
I had dialogued
you had dialogued
he/she/it had dialogued
we had dialogued
you had dialogued
they had dialogued
Future
I will dialogue
you will dialogue
he/she/it will dialogue
we will dialogue
you will dialogue
they will dialogue
Future Perfect
I will have dialogued
you will have dialogued
he/she/it will have dialogued
we will have dialogued
you will have dialogued
they will have dialogued
Future Continuous
I will be dialoguing
you will be dialoguing
he/she/it will be dialoguing
we will be dialoguing
you will be dialoguing
they will be dialoguing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dialoguing
you have been dialoguing
he/she/it has been dialoguing
we have been dialoguing
you have been dialoguing
they have been dialoguing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dialoguing
you will have been dialoguing
he/she/it will have been dialoguing
we will have been dialoguing
you will have been dialoguing
they will have been dialoguing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dialoguing
you had been dialoguing
he/she/it had been dialoguing
we had been dialoguing
you had been dialoguing
they had been dialoguing
Conditional
I would dialogue
you would dialogue
he/she/it would dialogue
we would dialogue
you would dialogue
they would dialogue
Past Conditional
I would have dialogued
you would have dialogued
he/she/it would have dialogued
we would have dialogued
you would have dialogued
they would have dialogued
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dialogue - a conversation between two personsdialogue - a conversation between two persons  
talk, talking - an exchange of ideas via conversation; "let's have more work and less talk around here"
2.dialogue - the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
playscript, script, book - a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
duologue - a part of the script in which the speaking roles are limited to two actors
actor's line, words, speech - words making up the dialogue of a play; "the actor forgot his speech"
3.dialogue - a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people; "he has read Plato's Dialogues in the original Greek"
literary composition, literary work - imaginative or creative writing
4.dialogue - a discussion intended to produce an agreementdialogue - a discussion intended to produce an agreement; "the buyout negotiation lasted several days"; "they disagreed but kept an open dialogue"; "talks between Israelis and Palestinians"
give-and-take, discussion, word - an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it"
parley - a negotiation between enemies
diplomacy, diplomatic negotiations - negotiation between nations
bargaining - the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement
collective bargaining - negotiation between an employer and trade union
horse trading - negotiation accompanied by mutual concessions and shrewd bargaining
mediation - a negotiation to resolve differences that is conducted by some impartial party

dialogue

noun
1. discussion, talks, conference, negotiations, exchange, debate, chat, confabulation, interlocution He wants to open a dialogue with the protesters.
2. conversation, discussion, communication, discourse, interchange, converse, colloquy, confabulation, duologue, interlocution Those who witnessed their dialogue spoke of high emotion.
3. conversation, lines, script, words, text, spoken part The play's dialogue is sharp and witty.

dialogue

or dialog
noun
Spoken exchange:
Informal: confab.
Slang: jaw.
Translations
حِوَارمُحاوَرَه، حِوار
dialog
dialogsamtale
vuoropuheludialogi
dijalog
párbeszéd
samtalsamtal; tvítal
対話対話形式討論
대화
dialogas
dialogs
dialoogdialoogvensterdiscussiërenkortsluitendialogeren
dialóg
dialog
การสนทนา
diyalogkarşılıklı konuşma
cuộc đối thoại

dialogue

dialog (US) [ˈdaɪəlɒg]
A. Ndiálogo m
B. VIdialogar

dialogue

[ˈdaɪəlɒg] dialog (US) n
[book, film, play] → dialogue m
(= conversation) → dialogue m
(= discussion) → dialogue m
dialogue between → dialogue entredial tone n (US)tonalité f

dialogue

, (US) dialog
n (all senses) → Dialog m; dialogue box (Comput) → Dialogfeld nt; dialogue coachDialogregisseur(in) m(f)

dialogue

[ˈdaɪəlɒg] ndialogo

dialogue

(ˈdaiəlog) (American) dialog(ue) noun
(a) talk between two or more people, especially in a play or novel.

dialogue

حِوَار dialog dialog Dialog διάλογος diálogo vuoropuhelu dialogue dijalog dialogo 対話 대화 dialoog dialog dialog diálogo диалог dialog การสนทนา diyalog cuộc đối thoại 对话
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Fairfax, who now again caught the drift of the dialogue.
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After overhearing this dialogue, I should assuredly have got down and been left in the solitude and darkness of the highway, but for feeling certain that the man had no suspicion of my identity.