Definitions for monologueˈmɒn əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word monologue

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mon•o•logueˈmɒn əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg(n.)

or mon•o•log

  1. a dramatic or comic piece spoken entirely by a single performer.

    Category: Showbiz

    Ref: soliloquy (def. 1).

  2. a prolonged talk or discourse by a single speaker.

  3. any composition, as a poem, in which a single person speaks alone.

    Category: Literature

Origin of monologue:

1615–25; < F, on the model of dialoguedialogue ; cf. Gk monólogos speaking alone

mon•o•log•istˈmɒn əˌlɔ gɪst, -ˌlɒg ɪst, məˈnɒl ə dʒɪst; ˈmɒn əˌlɔ gɪst, -ˌlɒg ɪst(n.)mon•o•logu•ist

Princeton's WordNet

  1. soliloquy, monologue(noun)

    speech you make to yourself

  2. monologue(noun)

    a long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation)

  3. monologue(noun)

    a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor


  1. monologue(Noun)

    A type of art that consist of soliloquy, a long speech by one person.

  2. monologue(Noun)

    A long series of comic stories and jokes as an entertainment.

  3. monologue(Noun)

    A long, uninterrupted utterance that monopolizes a conversation.

  4. monologue(Verb)

    To deliver a monologue.

  5. Origin: Circa 1550, from circa 1500 monologue, modeled on dialogue, ultimately from or via μονολογος

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monologue(noun)

    a speech uttered by a person alone; soliloquy; also, talk or discourse in company, in the strain of a soliloquy; as, an account in monologue

  2. Monologue(noun)

    a dramatic composition for a single performer


  1. Monologue

    In theatre, a monologue is presented by a single character, most often to express their mental thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character or the audience. Monologues are common across the range of dramatic media as well as in non-dramatic media such as poetry. Monologues share much in common with several other literary devices including soliloquies, apostrophes, and aside. There are, however, distinctions between each of these devices.

Translations for monologue

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a long speech by one person eg in a film, play etc.

Get even more translations for monologue »


Find a translation for the monologue definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these monologue definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"monologue." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for monologue?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for monologue: