Meaning of metalogue in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɛtəlɒɡ/


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

  • 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.


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