dialogue

[ dahy-uh-lawg, -log ]SEE DEFINITION OF dialogue
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Burlesque, farce and extravagance of situation and dialogue.

Each phrase of the dialogue reveals her soul, dark fold on fold.

He turned the dialogue to that point, and thanked him for it.

After a moment's pause, he resumed the dialogue, as if nothing had been said to disturb its harmony.

This interesting portion of the dialogue is not in Michelant.

Neither in the Republic, nor in any other Dialogue of Plato, is a single character repeated.

The dialogue is an enquiry into the nature of knowledge, which is interrupted by two digressions.

This is a sort of landing-place or break in the middle of the dialogue.

We may now pass on to the second part of the Dialogue, which is a criticism on the first.

In this latter portion of the Dialogue there are many texts which may help us to speak and to think.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "literary work consisting of a conversation between two or more persons," from Old French dialoge, from Latin dialogus, from Greek dialogos "conversation, dialogue," related to dialogesthai "converse," from dia- "across" (see dia-) + legein "speak" (see lecture (n.)).

Sense broadened to "a conversation" c.1400. Mistaken belief that it can only mean "conversation between two persons" is from confusion of dia- and di- (1). A word for "conversation between two persons" is the hybrid duologue (1864).

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