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dialog

If the dialog in a movie doesn't ring true, it can affect the way you feel about the whole story. Dialog is any conversation in a book, film or play.

Dialog is more commonly spelled dialogue, but either way it means "lines spoken by a character" or a conversation, either between fictional characters or real people. You might have a dialog with your boss if you're unhappy with your work hours and want to sit down and discuss your schedule. Dialog comes straight from the Greek dialogos with pretty much the same meaning, although it was originally used to mean a very formal type of speech or conversation.

Definitions of dialog
  1. noun
    a conversation between two persons
    synonyms: dialogue, duologue
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    type of:
    talk, talking
    an exchange of ideas via conversation
  2. noun
    the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
    synonyms: dialogue
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    types:
    duologue
    a part of the script in which the speaking roles are limited to two actors
    type of:
    book, playscript, script
    a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
  3. noun
    a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people
    synonyms: dialogue
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    type of:
    literary composition, literary work
    imaginative or creative writing
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