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Definition of "dialogue" []

  • A conversation between two or more people. (noun)
  • Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative. (noun)
  • The lines or passages in a script that are intended to be spoken. (noun)
  • A literary work written in the form of a conversation: the dialogues of Plato. (noun)
  • Music A composition or passage for two or more parts, suggestive of conversational interplay. (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 "dialogue" in a sentence
  • "If the only way to engage the DKE boys in dialogue is to ignore the gravity of their offence, as the YDN was inclined to do, nothing would be gained."
  • "You can also hear him as the newscaster, although the main dialogue is subtitled in English."
  • "But “reading comprehension” in dialogue is a two-way street kind of thing."