October 14, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
dialogue /ˈdajəˌlɑːg/ noun
dialogue
/ˈdajəˌlɑːg/
noun

also US dialog
plural dialogues also dialogs

Two actors working on a dialogue
Two actors working on a dialogue
Learner's definition of DIALOGUE

1 : the things that are said by the characters in a story, movie, play, etc.

[noncount]

  • 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.

[count]

  • Students were asked to read dialogues from the play.

2 a formal : a discussion or series of discussions that two groups or countries have in order to end a disagreement

[count]

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

[noncount]

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

2 b [count] formal : a conversation between two or more people

  • They had a lengthy dialogue [=(more commonly) talk] about her plans for college.

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