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. Gayle King:

    It’s interesting, when you were doing the monologue about other people I was like, 'Ah-ha,' and then it was Charlie and I thought, ‘He’s a friend.’ It’s difficult.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Jimmy Kimmel:

    I felt like Seth made a joke last night that was specifically from me, he said his monologue was like sending the first dog into space to see if it came back alive, and I did feel that way… I was like ‘I have to see what Seth says and how it’s received’… and I thank him for being that litmus test.

  5. 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.

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