Story vs Dialogue - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between story and dialogue

is that story is to tell as a story; to relate or narrate about while dialogue is .

As a noun story

is a sequence of real or fictional events; or, an account of such a sequence.

story

English

Alternative forms

* storie (obsolete), storey

Noun

(stories)
  • A sequence of real or fictional events; or, an account of such a sequence.
  • * Ed. Rev.
  • Venice, with its unique city and its impressive story
  • * Sir W. Temple
  • The four great monarchies make the subject of ancient story .
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=The stories did not seem to me to touch life. They were plainly intended to have a bracing moral effect, and perhaps had this result for the people at whom they were aimed. They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as life-like as the shadows on the screen, and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Travels and travails , passage=Even without hovering drones, a lurking assassin, a thumping score and a denouement, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, a rogue spy on the run, could be straight out of the cinema. But, as with Hollywood, the subplots and exotic locations may distract from the real message: America’s discomfort and its foes’ glee.}}
  • A lie.
  • (chiefly, US) A floor or level of a building; a storey.
  • * 1900 , , (The House Behind the Cedars) , chapter I:
  • The lower story of the market-house was open on all four of its sides to the public square.
  • (US, colloquial, usually pluralized) A soap opera.
  • (obsolete) History.
  • * 1644 , (John Milton), (Aeropagitica) :
  • who is so unread or so uncatechis'd in story , that hath not heard of many sects refusing books as a hindrance, and preserving their doctrine unmixt for many ages, only by unwritt'n traditions.
  • A sequence of events, or a situation, such as might be related in an account.
  • Usage notes

    * (soap opera) Popularized in the 1950s, when soap operas were often billed as "continuing stories", the term "story" to describe a soap opera fell into disuse by the 21st century and is now used chiefly among older people and in rural areas. Other English-speaking countries used the term at its zenith as a "loaned" word from the United States.

    Synonyms

    * (account) tome * (lie) See * (floor) floor, level * (soap opera) soap opera, serial * narrative

    Derived terms

    * Banbury story of a cock and a bull * bedtime story * chain story * cock-and-bull story * cover story * end of story * fish story * ghost story * horror story * just-so story * likely story * love story * my stories * shaggy-dog story * short short story * short story * sob story * storiation * story editor * storybook * storyline * story of my life * storyteller * storytelling * success story * tall story * to cut a long story short * war story

    Verb

  • To tell as a story; to relate or narrate about.
  • * Shakespeare
  • How worthy he is I will leave to appear hereafter, rather than story him in his own hearing.
  • * Bishop Wilkins
  • It is storied of the brazen colossus in Rhodes, that it was seventy cubits high.

    Statistics

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    dialogue

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (US and computing) dialog

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • * 2013 , Paul Harris, Lance Armstrong faces multi-million dollar legal challenges after confession'' (in ''The Guardian , 19 January 2013)[http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/jan/19/lance-armstrong-legal-challenges-confession]
  • The hours of dialogue with Winfrey, which culminated in a choked-up moment on Friday night as he discussed the impact of his cheating on his family, appear to have failed to give Armstrong the redemption that he craves.
  • 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.
  • A literary form, where the presentation resembles a conversation.
  • A literary historian, she specialized in the dialogues of ancient Greek philosophers.
  • (computing) A dialogue box.
  • Once the My Computer dialogue opens, select Local Disk (C:), then right click and scroll down.

    Antonyms

    * introspection * monologue * multilogue

    Derived terms

    ( conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals) * dialogic * dialogical * dialogically * dialogism * dialogist * dialogistic * dialogistically * dialogize * modal dialogue

    Verb

    (dialogu)
  • (informal, business) 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.
  • (obsolete) To take part in a dialogue; to dialogize.
  • (Shakespeare)