Definition of metalogue in English:

metalogue

noun

  • 1A speech delivered between the acts or scenes of a play. rare.

  • 2(Gregory Bateson's term for) an explanatory dialogue which in form, structure, or manner conveys something about the problem being discussed. Hence: any kind of conversation exhibiting this characteristic.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in W. H. Auden (1907–1973), poet and writer. From meta- + -logue.

Pronunciation

metalogue

/ˈmɛtəlɒɡ/