speech you make to yourself
a long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation)
a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor
A type of art that consist of soliloquy, a long speech by one person.
A long series of comic stories and jokes as an entertainment.
A long, uninterrupted utterance that monopolizes a conversation.
To deliver a monologue.
Origin: Circa 1550, from circa 1500 monologue, modeled on dialogue, ultimately from or via μονολογος
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
a dramatic composition for a single performer
Origin: [F. monologue, Gr. speaking alone; mo`nos alone, single, sole + lo`gos speech, discourse, le`gein to speak. See Legend.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mon′ō-log, n. a speech uttered by one person: soliloquy: a poem, &c. for a single performer.—v.i. Monol′ogise, to indulge in this.—ns. Monol′ogist, one who talks in monologue; Monol′ogy, the habit of doing so. [Fr.,—Gr. monos, alone, logos, speech.]
The numerical value of monologue in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of monologue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- مناجاة فرديةArabic
- monòlegCatalan, Valencian
- Selbstgespräch, MonologGerman
- تک سخنگوییPersian
- monologi, yksinpuheluFinnish
- स्वगत भाषणHindi
- 独白, 漫談, 落語Japanese
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