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"dialogue" in British English

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dialoguenoun [C or U]

(US also dialog) uk   /ˈdaɪ.ə.lɒɡ/  us   /-lɑːɡ/
B2 conversation that is written for a ​book, ​play, or ​film: The ​playcontained some very ​snappy/​witty dialogue. Act Two ​begins with a ​short dialogue betweenfather and ​son.C2 formaltalks between ​opposingcountries, ​politicalgroups, etc.: The ​rebelleadersstated that they are ​willing to enter into dialogue with the ​government. The two ​sides have at last ​begun to engage in a ​constructive dialogue.

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(Definition of dialogue from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dialogue" in American English

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dialoguenoun [C/U]

(also dialog)  us   /ˈdɑɪ·əˌlɔɡ, -ˌlɑɡ/
  • dialogue noun [C/U] (CONVERSATION)

literature conversation between the ​characters in a ​story, such as in a ​book or ​movie: [U] Oscar Wilde’s ​plays are ​famous for ​theirwitty dialogue.
  • dialogue noun [C/U] (EXCHANGE OF OPINION)

a ​seriousexchange of ​opinion, esp. among ​people or ​groups that ​disagree: [C] We have ​held a ​number of ​meetings, and the dialogue is ​ongoing.
(Definition of dialogue from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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