- (US): dialog
From Middle English dialog, from Old French dialoge (French dialogue), from Late Latin dialogus, from Ancient Greek διάλογος (diálogos, “conversation, discourse”), from διά (diá, “through, inter”) + λόγος (lógos, “speech, oration, discourse”), from διαλέγομαι (dialégomai, “to converse”), from διά (diá) + λέγειν (légein, “to speak”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdaɪəlɒɡ/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈdaɪəlɔɡ/
- (US, Canada, cot–caught merger) IPA(key): /ˈdaɪəlɑɡ/
- A conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals.
- Bill and Melinda maintained a dialogue via email over the course of their long-distance relationship.
- 2013, Paul Harris, Lance Armstrong faces multi-million dollar legal challenges after confession (in The Guardian, 19 January 2013)
- The hours of dialogue with Winfrey, which culminated in a choked-up moment on Friday night as he discussed the impact of his cheating on his family, appear to have failed to give Armstrong the redemption that he craves.
- (authorship) In a dramatic or literary presentation, the verbal parts of the script or text; the verbalizations of the actors or characters.
- The movie had great special effects, but the dialogue was lackluster.
- (philosophy) A literary form, where the presentation resembles a conversation.
- A literary historian, she specialized in the dialogues of ancient Greek philosophers.
- (computing) A dialogue box.
- Once the My Computer dialogue opens, select Local Disk (C:), then right click and scroll down.
- (informal, business) To discuss or negotiate so that all parties can reach an understanding.
- Pearson wanted to dialogue with his overseas counterparts about the new reporting requirements.
- (transitive) To put into dialogue form.
- (obsolete) To take part in a dialogue; to dialogize.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
From Late Latin dialogus, from Ancient Greek διάλογος (diálogos, “conversation, discourse”), from διά (diá, “through, inter”) + λόγος (lógos, “speech, oration, discourse”), from διαλέγομαι (dialégomai, “to converse”), from διά (diá) + λέγειν (légein, “to speak”).
dialogue m (plural dialogues)
- inflection of :
- “dialogue” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of dialogar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of dialogar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of dialogar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of dialogar.