Definition of duologue in English:

Share this entry

duologue

Pronunciation: /ˈd(y)o͞oəlôɡ/
Pronunciation: /ˈd(y)o͞oəˌläɡ/

noun

A play or part of a play with speaking roles for only two actors.
Example sentences
  • Jeff, who is a kidder, and William, who is superconscientious, engage in bizarrely dialectic duologues.
  • The performers will also tackle solo songs and duets, group numbers, character dances, duologues and slapstick.
  • In between, we get three deskbound duologues in which people jockey for status while revealing their essential solitude.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from duo-, on the pattern of monologue.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: du·o·logue

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.