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dialogue noun
also US dialog /ˈdajəˌlɑːg/
plural dialogues also dialogs
also US dialog /ˈdajəˌlɑːg/
plural dialogues also dialogs
Learner's definition of DIALOGUE
: the things that are said by the characters in a story, movie, play, etc.对白
: a discussion or series of discussions that two groups or countries have in order to end a disagreement(为解决分歧而进行的)对话
[count] : a conversation between two or more people(两人或多人的)对话,谈话


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di·​a·​logue ˈdī-ə-ˌlȯg How to pronounce dialogue (audio)
variants or less commonly dialog
: a written composition in which two or more characters are represented as conversing
: a conversation between two or more persons
also : a similar exchange between a person and something else (such as a computer)
: an exchange of ideas and opinions
organized a series of dialogues on human rights
: a discussion between representatives of parties to a conflict that is aimed at resolution
a constructive dialogue between loggers and environmentalists
: the conversational element of literary or dramatic composition
very little dialogue in this film
writes realistic dialogue
: a musical composition for two or more parts suggestive of a conversation


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dialogued; dialoguing

transitive verb

: to express in dialogue
… and dialogued for him what he would say … Shakespeare

intransitive verb

: to take part in a dialogue
managers dialoguing with employees

Did you know?

Dialectic: Logic Through Conversation

Dialectic is a term used in philosophy, and the fact that it is closely connected to the ideas of Socrates and Plato is completely logical—even from an etymological point of view. Plato’s famous dialogues frequently presented Socrates playing a leading role, and dialogue comes from the Greek roots dia- (“through” or “across”) and -logue (“discourse” or “talk”). Dialect and dialectic come from dialecktos (“conversation” or “dialect”) and ultimately back to the Greek word dialegesthai, meaning “to converse.”

Conversation or dialogue was indeed at the heart of the “Socratic method,” through which Socrates would ask probing questions which cumulatively revealed his students’ unsupported assumptions and misconceptions. The goal, according to the definition in our Unabridged Dictionary, was to “elicit a clear and consistent expression of something supposed to be implicitly known by all rational beings.”

Other philosophers had specific uses of the term dialectic, including Aristotelianism, Stoicism, Kantianism, Hegelianism, and Marxism.Asking a series of questions was considered by Socrates a method of “giving birth” to the truth, and a related word, maieutic, defined as “relating to or resembling the Socratic method of eliciting new ideas from another,” comes from the Greek word meaning “of midwifery.”

Example Sentences

Noun 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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
There’s dialogue in the film about the mental component of tennis. Jason Gay, WSJ, 27 Aug. 2022 Sung in German with new English dialogue by Grant Preisser and English supertitles. Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel, 24 Aug. 2022 Mixing historically accurate costumes and settings with contemporary dialogue, Dickinson delighted viewers for three seasons. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 Aug. 2022 According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the show was dialogue-free, with the group occasionally leaving the stage as projections of gruesome scenes played behind them. Thania Garcia, Variety, 10 July 2022 The Rage show had several simple, cinematic, dialogue-free video clips that upheld the night’s tension, often played when the band briefly walked off stage for a breather. Piet Levy, Journal Sentinel, 10 July 2022 Every scene, every piece of dialogue, every dang shot is just perfect. Josh St. Clair, Men's Health, 18 Aug. 2022 While preparing to read with Michael Cera for the project, Cudi had to memorize a hefty amount of dialogue. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2022 The job, Heche told one journalist, required her to memorize sixty pages of dialogue a day. Mayukh Sen, The New Yorker, 16 Aug. 2022
Visitors are encouraged to dialogue with artists whose works-in-progress are on view June 4 through June 25. Matt Cooperlistings Coordinator, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2022 How might our politics look different if sincerity claims were an invitation to dialogue rather than a conversation-stopper? Charles Mccrary, The New Republic, 4 Apr. 2022 Be sure to regularly dialogue with your employees about stress management and burnout, formally through surveys and informally through check-ins. Naz Beheshti, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 In behind-the-scenes footage shared to her Story, El Moussa and Richards lip synched along to dialogue from her Netflix show. Greta Bjornson, PEOPLE.com, 4 Feb. 2022 There will be time at the end of the program for audience members to dialogue with the performers. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Oct. 2021 Typically done after a project is completed, snapshots enable managers to dialogue with employees about their performance while the project is still top of mind. Lisa Bodell, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 Who knows, had Korach and his group agreed to seriously dialogue with Moses, Moses might have calmed them down. Rabbi Avi Weiss, sun-sentinel.com, 7 June 2021 Korach’s cohorts also refused to dialogue with Moses (16:12). Rabbi Avi Weiss, sun-sentinel.com, 7 June 2021 See More

Word History


Noun and Verb

Middle English dialoge, from Anglo-French dialogue, from Latin dialogus, from Greek dialogos, from dialegesthai to converse, from dia- + legein to speak — more at legend

First Known Use


13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1566, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of dialogue was in the 13th century


(NAmE also dialog) ADJECTIVE | VERB + DIALOGUE | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEclose親密的對話There needs to be a closer dialogue between management and staff.管理層與員工之間需要進行更密切的對話。direct直接對話The government refused to engage in direct dialogue with the terrorists.政府拒絕與恐怖分子直接對話。healthy, honest, open有益的/開誠佈公的/公開的對話an honest and open dialogue about racial identity in the US關於美國種族認同的開誠佈公的對話public公開對話constructive, meaningful, real, serious建設性的/有意義的/真正的/認真的對話ongoing進行中的對話political政治對話a serious political dialogue認真的政治對話VERB + DIALOGUEengage in, have, hold參與對話;進行對話Managers are willing to hold a dialogue with union leaders.管理層願意與工會領袖進行對話。begin, create, enter into, establish, open, start開始/創建/進入/建立/展開/開啟對話His movies create their own dialogue with the viewer.他的電影開創了與觀眾的對話。The government must enter into a dialogue with industry on this issue.政府必須就此問題同業界展開對話。continue, resume繼續/恢復對話encourage鼓勵對話attempts to encourage dialogue between the two groups為鼓勵這兩個團體間進行對話作出的努力PREPOSITIONdialogue about關於⋯的對話dialogue about concrete issues關於具體問題的對話dialogue among⋯之間的對話The school encourages a climate of dialogue among the teachers.學校鼓勵教師之間營造出一種對話的氣氛。dialogue between⋯之間的對話the need for dialogue between the two sides in the dispute爭議雙方進行對話的必要dialogue on有關⋯的對話a constructive dialogue on pay and working conditions有關工資以及工作條件的建設性對話dialogue with與⋯的對話They have agreed to resume their dialogue with the teachers.他們同意與教師恢復對話。
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0_0: Translations of dialogue
  • # n.
    對白: dialog, dialogue
    對話: dialog, dialogue, duologue, interlocution
    議論: argument, argy-bargy, conversation, debate, dialog, dialogue
  • # v.
    對話: dialog, dialogize, dialogue

0_0: Definitions of dialogue
  • # noun.
    - conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie.
    * the book consisted of a series of dialogues

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