American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dramatic soliloquy.
- n. A literary composition in the form of soliloquy.
- n. A continuous series of jokes or comic stories delivered by one comedian.
- n. A long speech made by one person, often monopolizing a conversation.
- v. To give or perform a monologue.
- v. To address a monologue to.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who does all the talking.
- n. That which is spoken by one person alone. Especially
- n. A long speech or harangue uttered by one person, especially in the course of a conversation.
- n. drama A type of art that consist of soliloquy, a long speech by one person.
- n. comedy A long series of comic stories and jokes as an entertainment.
- n. A long, uninterrupted utterance that monopolizes a conversation.
- v. To deliver a monologue.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A speech uttered by a person alone; soliloquy; also, talk or discourse in company, in the strain of a soliloquy.
- n. A dramatic composition for a single performer.
- n. a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor
- n. speech you make to yourself
- n. a long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation)
- Circa 1550, from circa 1500 Middle French monologue, modeled on dialogue, ultimately from Ancient Greek or via Byzantine Greek μονόλογος (monologos, "speaking alone") (Wiktionary)
- French : Greek mono-, mono- + Greek -logos, -logue. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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