Definitions for: Dialogue


[n] a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people; "he has read Plato's Dialogues in the original Greek"
[n] the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
[n] a conversation between two persons
[n] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Di"a*logue (?; 115), n. [OE. dialogue, L. dialogus,
fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to converse, dia` through + ? to speak: cf.
F. dialogue. See Legend.]
1. A conversation between two or more persons; particularly,
a formal conservation in theatrical performances or in
scholastic exercises.

2. A written composition in which two or more persons are
represented as conversing or reasoning on some topic; as,
the Dialogues of Plato.


Di"a*logue, v. i. [Cf. F. dialoguer.]
To take part in a dialogue; to dialogize. [R.] --Shak.


Di"a*logue, v. t.
To express as in dialogue. [R.]

And dialogued for him what he would say. --Shak.

Synonyms: dialog, negotiation, talks

See Also: actor's line, bargaining, book, collective bargaining, diplomacy, diplomatic negotiations, discussion, duologue, give-and-take, horse trading, literary composition, literary work, mediation, parley, playscript, script, speech, talk, talking, word, words

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