• WordNet 3.6
    • n dialogue a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people "he has read Plato's Dialogues in the original Greek"
    • n dialogue the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
    • n dialogue a conversation between two persons
    • n dialogue a discussion intended to produce an agreement "the buyout negotiation lasted several days","they disagreed but kept an open dialogue","talks between Israelis and Palestinians"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Jazz Singer, 1927, was the first movie with audible dialogue.
    • Dialogue A conversation between two or more persons; particularly, a formal conservation in theatrical performances or in scholastic exercises.
    • Dialogue A written composition in which two or more persons are represented as conversing or reasoning on some topic; as, the Dialogues of Plato.
    • v. t Dialogue To express as in dialogue. "And dialogued for him what he would say."
    • v. i Dialogue To take part in a dialogue; to dialogize.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: To make things easier while mixing the American Graffiti sound track, George Lucas and sound designer Walter Murch labeled all of the film reels R and all of the dialogue tracks D, and then numbered each of them sequentially, starting with 1. When Murch later asked Lucas for Reel 2 Dialogue 2 or more precisely, R2 D2 Lucas liked the way it sounded so much that he made a note of the name for another project he was writing.
    • n dialogue A conversation between two or more persons; a colloquy; a talk together.
    • n dialogue Specifically.
    • n dialogue A literary work in the form of an imaginary conversation or discussion — Used as the means of conveying views or opinions: as, the Dialogues of Plato.
    • n dialogue Used as part of a play to be acted, or to be spoken as a school exercise.
    • dialogue To discourse together; converse; talk; confer.
    • dialogue To express as in dialogue; put in the form of a dialogue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Breath, by Samuel Beckett, was first performed in April, 1970. The play lasts thirty seconds, has no actors, and no dialogue.
    • n Dialogue dī′a-log conversation between two or more persons, esp. of a formal or imaginary nature
    • v.i., v.t Dialogue (Shak.) to put into dialogue form
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  • Thích Nhat Hanh
    Thích Nhat Hanh
    “In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change.”
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    “Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.”
  • Jeff Daly
    Jeff Daly
    “Two monologues do not make a dialogue.”
  • Emily Dickinson
    “Death is a Dialogue between, the Spirit and the Dust.”
  • Erma Bombeck
    “You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.”
  • Richard Rorty
    Richard Rorty
    “The usual picture of Socrates is of an ugly little plebeian who inspired a handsome young nobleman to write long dialogues on large topics.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. dialogue, L. dialogus, fr. Gr. , fr. to converse, dia` through + to speak: cf. F. dialogue,. See Legend


In literature:

In one of his very earliest dialogues, the 'Euthyphro', Plato puts the question almost in so many words.
"Progress and History" by Various
His chief merit, like Congreve's, lies in the style of his dialogue.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
They were both in a dialogue, and Rosie was to sing a solo besides.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
This last answer utterly confounds the tall customer, who has been hitherto listening intently to the dialogue.
"Rambles Beyond Railways;" by Wilkie Collins
These are used in dialogue.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
In this year, too, Cicero's dialogues with Atticus, De Legibus, were written.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
"The Works Of George Meredith A Linked Index to the Project Gutenberg Editions" by George Meredith
In no one of the dialogues does Plato address us in his own person.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
The Sermon and the Dialogues discuss exactly the same topics.
"Leading Articles on Various Subjects" by Hugh Miller
There was a hurried movement among those of the crowd who, absorbed in the dialogue, had half-consciously crept nearer.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
Yet those dialogues are anything but immoral in spirit.
"The Lonely Way--Intermezzo--Countess Mizzie" by Arthur Schnitzler
The bitter little dialogue, at any rate, had the good effect of wakening Audrey to the practical aspects of her problem.
"Audrey Craven" by May Sinclair
From beginning to end there cannot be imagined a more fair and gentlemanly dialogue.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845" by Various
And so anybody can write a decent dialogue if you allow him to ramble as we all do in actual talk.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
His dialogue is, as a rule, extraordinarily slipshod and unequal: here there is no fault to find with it.
"Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860" by George Saintsbury
Dialogues with a Godmother.
"Australia, its history and present condition" by William Pridden
The second method is either that of the catechism or the dialogue.
"Pedagogics as a System" by Karl Rosenkranz
In a Series of Dramatic Dialogues.
"The Girls and I" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
Accordingly we now and then engaged in short dialogues.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi" by Count Carlo Gozzi
There is more monologue than dialogue.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various

In poetry:

Although the dialogues of Plato
Do not actually mention the potato,
They indicate strongly we should
Seek the Absolute Ideal Good.
"Clerihew - Plato" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
This is our talk and dialogue, this only,
a shining signal - oh, read, and read! -
with thousand mouths - as if within their glitter
the stars still held some warmth of breath inside.
"Christmas Greetings 1941" by Marie Under

In news:

At the time, she wrote, and still does, in fragments: bits of dialogue and sketches of scenes that come to her as if they were overheard.
Poorly written and stuffed with repetitive dialogue, it stands stock-still, flapping its wings but never taking off.
Your new film, "Seven Psychopaths," is violent with funny dialogue and will invite comparisons to Quentin Tarantino.
Synod Looks at Potential of Interreligious Dialogue.
Film Dialogue, density and Robert Pattinson in Cronenberg's tedious Cosmopolis.
The article presents an approach to modeling spatio- temporal comprehension in situated dialogue.
Empire or Independence, 1770-1776: A British-American Dialogue on the Coming of the American Revolution by Ian R Christie, by Benjamin W Labaree Norton, 332 pp.
The world's largest monetary prize, the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, has been awarded this year to Ian G Barbour, a physicist- theologian who has spent four decades to fostering a dialogue between science and religion.
Thickening the Context/Deepening the Dialogue.
Humor, character and dialogue drive "Sula," published when author Toni Morrison was a divorced mother of two in her early forties.
It refuses to come alive--not even when Brad Pitt, hirsute as a yak, wanders the frozen Himalayas with an Austrian accent that probably gave his dialogue coach hives.
Zalando trainees will recieve qualifications in the following professions: Digital Media Designer, Management Assistant in Wholesale & Export, Dialogue Marketing and Warehouse Operator.
Much of the dialogue in international politics is a search for understanding and commonality.
So, Like, Um, How True-to-Life Should Movie Dialogue Be.
This week the European Union and Turkmenistan held their first "human-rights dialogue" in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat.

In science:

Ulysse: An interactive, spoken dialogue interface to navigate in virtual worlds, lexical, syntactic, and semantic issues.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
Representing discourse information for spoken dialogue generation.
Modeling informational novelty in a conversational system with a hybrid statistical and grammar-based approach to natural language generation
In the N ECA system, the dialogue planner creates a dialogue plan consisting of (1) a description of the participants, (2) a characterization of the common ground at the outset of the dialogue in terms of Discourse Representation Theory (Kamp and Reyle, 1993) and (3) a set of dialogue acts and their temporal ordering.
A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents
Since generation by grammar rules is primarily driven by the input semantics, for certain dialogue acts full grammar rules cannot be used.
A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents
Subsequently, the dialogue acts in the plan are realized in accordance with their temporal order.
A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents
The following is a template for dialogue acts of type greeting with no semantic content and a polite speaker.
A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents
The results show generation times for entire dialogues and according to whether the generator was asked to produce exactly one solution or select at random a solution from a set of at most ten generated solutions (the latter strategy was implemented to obtain more variation in the generator output).
A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents
This paper explains why scripted dialogue shares some crucial properties with discourse.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
In this paper, we discuss a class of non-local decisions in the generation of dialogue that were first introduced in Piwek and van Deemter (2002).
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
In the remainder of this paper we discuss what options are available if the text that needs to be generated is a dialogue.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
Investigations into dialogue by computational linguists have typically focussed on the communication between the interlocutors that take part in the dialogue.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
The dialogue is taken to consist of communicative interaction between two individuals.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
In most implemented systems, one of the agents is a dialogue system and the other a human user; the approach has, however, also been used for dialogue simulations involving two or more software agents (as pioneered by Power, 1979).
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
This has some repercussions when it comes to controlling global properties of dialogue.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
In Piwek & Van Deemter (2002) we take the main characteristic of this approach to be that it involves the creation of a dialogue (script) by one single agent, i.e., the script author.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue