Definition of trialogue in English:

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trialogue

Pronunciation: /ˈtrīəˌlôɡ/ /-ˌläɡ/
(also trilogue /ˈtrīˌläɡ/)

noun

A dialogue between three people.
Example sentences
  • Major negotiations on the working time directive took place within trialogues, with the second meeting on 21 March, for example, agreeing a compromise formula that both took as a basis for negotiation.
  • The international scholars who have participated in the Jewish-Christian-Muslim trialogues are committed to their faith but are also critical thinkers capable of analyzing problems caused by their own sides.
  • He knew that Swidler and I were involved in Jewish-Christian-Muslim trialogues and had asked us to organize such a meeting in Macedonia, where no such dialogues had taken place.

Origin

Mid 16th century: formed irregularly from tri- 'three' + dialogue (di- being misinterpreted as 'two').

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: tri·a·logue

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