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Topic: LITERATURE

Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: Greek dialogos, from dialegesthai 'to talk to someone'

dialogue

noun
     
di‧a‧logue also dialog American English [uncountable and countable]
1ALAM a conversation in a book, play, or film:
a boring movie full of bad dialog
Students were asked to read simple dialogues out loud.
2 formal a discussion between two groups, countries etc
dialogue between/with
There is a need for constructive dialogue between leaders.
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