What does soliloquy mean?

Definitions for soliloquy
səˈlɪl ə kwiso·lil·o·quy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. soliloquy, monologuenoun

    speech you make to yourself

  2. soliloquynoun

    a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections

Wiktionary

  1. soliloquynoun

    The act of a character speaking to himself so as to reveal his thoughts to the audience.

    At the end of the second act the main villain gave a soliloquy detailing his plans to attack the protagonist.

  2. soliloquynoun

    A speech or written discourse in this form.

  3. soliloquyverb

    To issue a soliloquy.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Soliloquynoun

    A discourse made by one in solitude to himself.

    Etymology: soliloque, Fr. solus and loquor, Lat.

    The whole poem is a soliloquy: Solomon is the person that speaks: he is at once the hero and the author; but he tells us very often what others say to him. Matthew Prior.

    He finds no respite from his anxious grief,
    Then seeks from his soliloquy relief. Samuel Garth, Dispensatory.

    If I should own myself in love, you know lovers are always allowed the comfort of soliloquy. Spectator.

Wikipedia

  1. Soliloquy

    A soliloquy (, from Latin solo "to oneself" + loquor "I talk", plural soliloquies) is a monologue addressed to oneself, thoughts spoken out loud without addressing another.Soliloquies are used as a device in drama to let a character make their thoughts known to the audience, address it directly or take it into their confidence. But sometimes that confidence may be partial--when characters share only part of their thoughts to the audience. English Renaissance drama used soliloquies to great effect, such as in the soliloquy "To be, or not to be", the centerpiece of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

ChatGPT

  1. soliloquy

    A soliloquy is a dramatic device used in plays, where a character speaks their thoughts aloud, often when they are alone or think they are alone. This speech reveals their inner thoughts, feelings, plans, or important information to the audience directly, which the other characters in the play are usually unaware of.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Soliloquynoun

    the act of talking to one's self; a discourse made by one in solitude to one's self; monologue

  2. Soliloquynoun

    a written composition, reciting what it is supposed a person says to himself

  3. Etymology: [L. soliloquium; solus alone + loqui to speak. See Sole ly, and Loquacious.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Soliloquy

    sō-lil′ō-kwe, n. a talking when solitary or to one's self: a discourse of a person, not addressed to any one.—v.i. Solil′oquise, to speak to one's self or utter a soliloquy. [L. soliloquiumsolus, alone, loqui, to speak.]

Suggested Resources

  1. Soliloquy

    Monologue vs. Soliloquy -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Monologue and Soliloquy.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of soliloquy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of soliloquy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of soliloquy in a Sentence

  1. Link Starbureiy:

    Good mathematics is a soliloquy, communicated.

  2. Antonio Parkinson:

    What I appreciate about his soliloquy is the fact that he gave us his truth, his rationale as to why he was supporting the amendment to force teachers through law to whitewash historical events.

  3. Franz Werfel:

    Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy.

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