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English noun: dialogue

1. dialogue (communication) a conversation between two persons

Synonymsdialog, duologue

Broader (hypernym)talk, talking

2. dialogue (communication) the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction


Broader (hypernym)book, playscript, script

Narrower (hyponym)duologue

Part holonymactor's line, speech, words

3. dialogue (communication) a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people

SamplesHe has read Plato's Dialogues in the original Greek.


Broader (hypernym)literary composition, literary work

4. dialogue (communication) a discussion intended to produce an agreement

SamplesThe buyout negotiation lasted several days.
They disagreed but kept an open dialogue.
Talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

Synonymsnegotiation, talks

Broader (hypernym)discussion, give-and-take, word

Narrower (hyponym)bargaining, collective bargaining, diplomacy, diplomatic negotiations, horse trading, mediation, parley

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