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DIALOGUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dialogue mean? 

DIALOGUE (noun)
  The noun DIALOGUE has 4 senses:

1. a conversation between two persons
2. the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
3. a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people
4. a discussion intended to produce an agreement

  Familiarity information: DIALOGUE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIALOGUE (noun)


Sense 1dialogue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A conversation between two persons

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

duologue; dialogue; dialog

Hypernyms ("dialogue" is a kind of...):

talk; talking (an exchange of ideas via conversation)


Sense 2dialogue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

dialog; dialogue

Hypernyms ("dialogue" is a kind of...):

book; playscript; script (a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance)

Meronyms (parts of "dialogue"):

actor's line; speech; words (words making up the dialogue of a play)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dialogue"):

duologue (a part of the script in which the speaking roles are limited to two actors)


Sense 3dialogue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

dialog; dialogue

Context example:

he has read Plato's Dialogues in the original Greek

Hypernyms ("dialogue" is a kind of...):

literary composition; literary work (imaginative or creative writing)


Sense 4dialogue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A discussion intended to produce an agreement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

negotiation; talks; dialogue

Context examples:

the buyout negotiation lasted several days / they disagreed but kept an open dialogue / talks between Israelis and Palestinians

Hypernyms ("dialogue" is a kind of...):

discussion; give-and-take; word (an exchange of views on some topic)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dialogue"):

parley (a negotiation between enemies)

diplomacy; diplomatic negotiations (negotiation between nations)

bargaining (the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement)

collective bargaining (negotiation between an employer and trade union)

horse trading (negotiation accompanied by mutual concessions and shrewd bargaining)

mediation (negotiation to resolve differences conducted by some impartial party)


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