duo·​logue ˈdü-ə-ˌlȯg How to pronounce duologue (audio)
 also  ˈdyü-
: a dialogue between two persons

Examples of duologue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their scenes together are quietly compelling; indeed, this story could be told effectively as a duologue — though not over 10 hours, a length that seems arbitrary as regards the drama, but that must have been deemed economically advantageous. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 8 June 2023 The premise, for which the real-life friends mined their own conversations, doesn’t seem to lend itself to visual expressiveness, but Malle made directorial choices that enlivened, amplified and transformed what could have been a monotonous duologue. Peter Tonguette, WSJ, 11 June 2021 Sweeney approaches these issues like a standup comic; each scene suggests one dazzling monologue or duologue after another. Armond White, National Review, 28 Feb. 2020 This formally fresh conversational comedy proceeds mainly in duologues, as detectives, dispatchers and minor criminals kill time, mostly seated, while a major drug deal/drug bust continues not to happen. Robert Lloyd, latimes.com, 15 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of duologue was in 1864

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“Duologue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duologue. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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