Dialogue vs Oratory - What's the difference?
As a verb dialogue
As a noun oratory is
(uncountable) the art of public speaking, especially in a formal, expressive, or forceful manner or oratory
can be (countable) a private chapel.
* (US and computing) dialog
A conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals.
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- Bill and Melinda maintained a dialogue via email over the course of their long-distance relationship.
In a dramatic or literary presentation, the verbal parts of the script or text; the verbalizations of the actors or characters.
- 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.
A literary form, where the presentation resembles a conversation.
- The movie had great special effects, but the dialogue was lackluster.
(computing) A dialogue box.
- A literary historian, she specialized in the dialogues of ancient Greek philosophers.
- Once the My Computer dialogue opens, select Local Disk (C:), then right click and scroll down.
( conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals)
* modal dialogue
(informal, business) To discuss or negotiate so that all parties can reach an understanding.
(obsolete) To take part in a dialogue; to dialogize.
- Pearson wanted to dialogue with his overseas counterparts about the new reporting requirements.
From (etyl) .
(uncountable) The art of public speaking, especially in a formal, expressive, or forceful manner.
(uncountable) Eloquence; the quality of artistry and persuasiveness in speech or writing.
* (art of public speaking) public speaking
From (etyl) oratorie, (etyl) oratoire, and their source, (etyl) .
(countable) A private chapel.
* Jeremy Taylor
(countable) A large Roman Catholic church.
- Do not omit thy prayers for want of a good oratory , or place to pray in.