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Definition of "duologue" []

  • A dialogue or conversation between two persons: "a reasonably well-constructed duologue for two experienced performers” ( Noel Coward). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "duologue" in a sentence
  • "- Egypt dialogue on democratization is really a "duologue" of two independent monologues, stemming from two very different political cultures, in which neither side is clearly listening to the other."
  • "*** Speaking of tough nuts, the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival has imported Dublin's Gate Theatre revival of "Krapp's Last Tape," Samuel Beckett's hour-long 1958 "duologue" for an angry old writer John Hurt, made up to look like Beckett himself who listens to a tape recording of himself when young and can't stand what he hears."
  • "Not until the 1960s did the critics start to figure out that "Private Lives," his masterpiece, was something more than in his own ironically self-deprecating words "a reasonably well-constructed duologue for two experienced performers, with a couple of extra puppets thrown in to assist the plot and to provide contrast.""