Dialogue - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdaɪəlɑːɡ|  American pronunciation of the word dialogue
Brit.  |ˈdʌɪəlɒɡ|  British pronunciation of the word dialogue

noun

- a conversation between two persons (syn: dialog, duologue)
- the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction (syn: dialog)
- a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people (syn: dialog)
- a discussion intended to produce an agreement(syn: negotiation, talks)

they disagreed but kept an open dialogue

Examples

He is an expert at writing dialogue.

There's very little dialogue in the film.

The best part of the book is the clever dialogue.

Students were asked to read dialogues from the play.

The two sides involved in the labor dispute are trying to establish a dialogue.

The two parties have been in constant dialogue with each other.

Students were asked to read simple dialogues out loud.

There is a need for constructive dialogue between leaders.

they disagreed but kept an open dialogue

Mediators were present to promote dialogue.

...one of the deletions from the final cut of the movie turned out to be my one line of dialogue...

...readers will encounter surprisingly novelettish dialogue for a work that is supposed to be a literary novel...

...theatergoers have long delighted in the pungency and wit of the play's dialogue...

...the movie was rated R because of some nude scenes and smutty dialogue...

The show is well-acted, and the dialogue is snappy.

Word forms

noun
singular: dialogue
plural: dialogues
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