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Dialogue vs. Drama

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Dialoguenoun

A conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals.

‘Bill and Melinda maintained a dialogue via email over the course of their long-distance relationship.’;

Dramanoun

A composition, normally in prose, telling a story and intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue

Dialoguenoun

(authorship) In a dramatic or literary presentation, the verbal parts of the script or text; the verbalizations of the actors or characters.

‘The movie had great special effects, but the dialogue was lackluster.’;

Dramanoun

Such a work for television, radio or the cinema (usually one that is not a comedy)

Dialoguenoun

(philosophy) A literary form, where the presentation resembles a conversation.

‘A literary historian, she specialized in the dialogues of ancient Greek philosophers.’;

Dramanoun

Theatrical plays in general

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Dialoguenoun

(computing) A dialogue box.

‘Once the My Computer dialogue opens, select Local Disk (C:), then right click and scroll down.’;

Dramanoun

A situation in real life that has the characteristics of such a theatrical play

Dialogueverb

To discuss or negotiate so that all parties can reach an understanding.

‘Pearson wanted to dialogue with his overseas counterparts about the new reporting requirements.’;

Dramanoun

(slang) Rumor, lying or exaggerated reaction to life events; melodrama; an angry dispute or scene; intrigue or spiteful interpersonal maneuvering.

Dialogueverb

(obsolete) To take part in a dialogue; to dialogize.

Dramanoun

A composition, in prose or poetry, accommodated to action, and intended to exhibit a picture of human life, or to depict a series of grave or humorous actions of more than ordinary interest, tending toward some striking result. It is commonly designed to be spoken and represented by actors on the stage.

‘A divine pastoral drama in the Song of Solomon.’;

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Dialoguenoun

A conversation between two or more persons; particularly, a formal conservation in theatrical performances or in scholastic exercises.

Dramanoun

A series of real events invested with a dramatic unity and interest.

‘Westward the course of empire takes its way;The four first acts already past,A fifth shall close the drama with the day;Time's noblest offspring is the last.’; ‘The drama and contrivances of God's providence.’;

Dialoguenoun

A written composition in which two or more persons are represented as conversing or reasoning on some topic; as, the Dialogues of Plato.

Dramanoun

Dramatic composition and the literature pertaining to or illustrating it; dramatic literature.

Dialogueverb

To take part in a dialogue; to dialogize.

Dramanoun

a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage;

‘he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway’;

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Dialogueverb

To express as in dialogue.

‘And dialogued for him what he would say.’;

Dramanoun

an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional

Dialoguenoun

a conversation between two persons

Dramanoun

the literary genre of works intended for the theater

Dialoguenoun

the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction

Dramanoun

the quality of being arresting or highly emotional

Dialoguenoun

a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people;

‘he has read Plato's Dialogues in the original Greek’;

Dramanoun

a play for theatre, radio, or television

‘a gritty urban drama about growing up in Harlem’;

Dialoguenoun

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’;

Dramanoun

plays as a genre or style of literature

‘Renaissance drama’;

Dialogue

Dialogue (sometimes spelled dialog in American English) is a written or spoken conversational exchange between two or more people, and a literary and theatrical form that depicts such an exchange. As a philosophical or didactic device, it is chiefly associated in the West with the Socratic dialogue as developed by Plato, but antecedents are also found in other traditions including Indian literature.

Dramanoun

the activity of acting

‘drama school’; ‘teachers who use drama are working in partnership with pupils’;

Dramanoun

an exciting, emotional, or unexpected event or circumstance

‘a hostage drama’; ‘an afternoon of high drama at Wembley’;

Drama

Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play, opera, mime, ballet, etc., performed in a theatre, or on radio or television. Considered as a genre of poetry in general, the dramatic mode has been contrasted with the epic and the lyrical modes ever since Aristotle's Poetics (c.

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