What does monologue mean?

Definitions for monologueˈmɒn əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg

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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

  3. Origin: [F. monologue, Gr. speaking alone; mo`nos alone, single, sole + lo`gos speech, discourse, le`gein to speak. See Legend.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Monologue

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of monologue in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of monologue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kevin Nguyen:

    There are a lot of weird interruptions and fragments in places that are unclear whether they're meant to be interior monologue or not, also, the last act of the book is didactic and leans too heavily on dialogue.

  2. Daniel Riseman:

    No one is interested in hearing a well-prepared monologue, while careful preparation is essential, do not force statistics or facts into the conversation at every opportunity. Interviewers remember organic discussions. Serving as your own PR agent can backfire.

  3. Stephen Colbert:

    Now, if you saw my monologue Monday, you know that I was a little upset at Donald Trump forinsulting a friend of mine, so at the end of that monologue I had a few choice insults for the president in return. I don’t regret that. He, I believe, can take care of himself. I have jokes; he has the launch codes. So, it’s a fair fight. So while I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Amy Schumer will stay in the US despite promise to leave if Donald Trump wins election Later in Donald Trump monologue, Donald Trump choked up and shared an emotional speech. I do really feel for the parents who had to explain this to their kids this morning, especially parents with daughters, because a lot of them, like me, probably thought Hillary would be our first woman president, but Amy Schumer wo n’t be. But that does mean that someone’s daughter is out there, right now, who will one day have that title. Whoever Seth Myers are, I hope I live to see Seth Myers inauguration. On ABC, Jimmy Kimmel told viewers Jimmy Kimmel was up all night watching the election coverage. It was a big surprise. I think it was even a big surprise to Donald Trump, Donald Trump said. Did Seth Myers see Donald Trump victory speech ? Donald Trump did n’t want this. Donald Trump wanted to win — but Donald Trump does n’t actually want to be President... Donald Trump plan was to go home to Mar-a-Lago, play 5,000 rounds of golf, phone in to Donald Trump TV every morning for 10 years and then die on the toilet !

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