di·​a·​log·​ic ˌdī-ə-ˈlä-jik How to pronounce dialogic (audio)
variants or dialogical
: of, relating to, or characterized by dialogue
dialogic writing
dialogically adverb

Examples of dialogic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, one beneficial behavior during book reading is asking dialogic questions—that is, questions that prompt the child to think about the story, predict what might happen next, and engage more deeply with the material. IEEE Spectrum, 20 July 2017 The function of reasoning would be to find and evaluate reasons in dialogic contexts—more plainly, to argue with others. Chris Mooney, Discover Magazine, 25 Apr. 2011 But the genius of Shoot Out the Lights is dialogic: Linda gets ample room to speak her peace. Spin Staff, SPIN, 15 Aug. 2022 This means including what is called dialogic space, which is a platform to look at the situation from more perspectives than one, create room for discussion and seek mutually beneficial consensus. Andrzej Smiech, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 It was written in 1994 as a memoir of a 20-year relationship, penned in dialogic form only because its subjects were a joke writer and a performer. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, 13 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1550, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dialogic was in 1550

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“Dialogic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dialogic. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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