Dialect vs. Dialogue

Dialect vs. Dialogue — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Dialect and Dialogue

Dialectnoun

A regional or social variety of a language distinguished by pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary, especially a variety of speech differing from the standard literary language or speech pattern of the culture in which it exists

Cockney is a dialect of English.

Dialoguenoun

A conversation between two or more people.

Dialectnoun

A variety of language that with other varieties constitutes a single language of which no single variety is standard

the dialects of Ancient Greek.

Dialoguenoun

A discussion of positions or beliefs, especially between groups to resolve a disagreement.

Dialectnoun

The language peculiar to the members of a group, especially in an occupation; jargon

the dialect of science.

Dialoguenoun

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative.

Dialectnoun

The manner or style of expressing oneself in language or the arts.

Dialoguenoun

The lines or passages in a script that are intended to be spoken.

Dialectnoun

A language considered as part of a larger family of languages or a linguistic branch. Not in scientific use

Spanish and French are Romance dialects.

Dialoguenoun

A literary work written in the form of a conversation

the dialogues of Plato.

Dialectnoun

(linguistics) A variety of a language that is characteristic of a particular area, community, or group, often differing from other varieties of the same language in minor ways as regards vocabulary, style, spelling and pronunciation.

Dialoguenoun

(Music) A composition or passage for two or more parts, suggestive of conversational interplay.

Dialectnoun

(pejorative) Language that is perceived as substandard or wrong.

Dialogueverb

To express as or in a dialogue

dialogued parts of the story.

Dialectnoun

A language (often a regional or minority language) as part of a group or family of languages, especially if they are viewed as a single language, or if contrasted with a standardized variety that is considered the 'true' form of the language (for example, Cantonese as contrasted with Mandarin Chinese, or Bavarian as contrasted with German).

Dialogueverb

To engage in a dialogue.

Dialectnoun

A variant of a non-standardized programming language.

Home computers in the 1980s had many incompatible dialects of BASIC.

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.

Dialectnoun

(ornithology) A variant form of the vocalizations of a bird species restricted to a certain area or population.

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.

Dialectnoun

the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people;

the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of Englishhe has a strong German accent

Dialoguenoun

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

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

Dialoguenoun

(computing) A dialogue box.

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

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.

Dialogueverb

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

Dialoguenoun

a conversation between two persons

Dialoguenoun

the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction

Dialoguenoun

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

he has read Plato's Dialogues in the original Greek

Dialoguenoun

a discussion intended to produce an agreement;

the buyout negotiation lasted several daysthey disagreed but kept an open dialoguetalks between Israelis and Palestinians