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mon·o·logue

also mon·o·log  (mŏn′ə-lôg′, -lŏg′)
n.
1.
a. A lengthy, uninterrupted speech by a single character, as in a play or novel.
b. A literary composition in monologue form.
2. A continuous series of jokes or comic stories delivered by one comedian.
3. A long speech made by one person, often monopolizing a conversation.
v. mon·o·logued, mon·o·logu·ing, mon·o·logues also mon·o·logged or mon·o·log·ging or mon·o·logs
v.intr.
To give or perform a monologue.
v.tr.
To address a monologue to.

[French : Greek mono-, mono- + Greek -logos, -logue.]

mon′o·log′ic (-lŏj′ĭk), mon′o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
mon′o·logu′ist (mŏn′ə-lôg′ĭst, -lŏg′-), mo·nol′o·gist (mə-nŏl′ə-jĭst, mŏn′ə-lôg′ĭst, -lŏg′-) n.

monologue

(ˈmɒnəˌlɒɡ) or

monolog

n
1. (Theatre) a long speech made by one actor in a play, film, etc, esp when alone
2. (Theatre) a dramatic piece for a single performer
3. any long speech by one person, esp when interfering with conversation
[C17: via French from Greek monologos speaking alone]
monologic, ˌmonoˈlogical adj
monologist n
monology n
Usage: See at soliloquy

mon•o•logue

or mon•o•log

(ˈmɒn əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg)

n.
1.
a. a dramatic or comic piece spoken entirely by a single performer.
2. a prolonged talk or discourse by a single speaker.
3. any composition, as a poem, in which a single person speaks alone.
[1615–25; < French, on the model of dialogue dialogue; compare Greek monólogos speaking alone]
mon•o•log•ist (ˈmɒn əˌlɔ gɪst, -ˌlɒg ɪst, məˈnɒl ə dʒɪst) mon•o•logu•ist (ˈmɒn əˌlɔ gɪst, -ˌlɒg ɪst) n.

monologue

a theatrical performance or scene with a single actor who speaks alone.
See also: Self
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monologue - speech you make to yourselfmonologue - speech you make to yourself    
speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication, oral communication, speech, language - (language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
2.monologue - a long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation)monologue - a long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation)
speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication, oral communication, speech, language - (language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
3.monologue - a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actormonologue - a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor
actor's line, words, speech - words making up the dialogue of a play; "the actor forgot his speech"

monologue

noun speech, lecture, sermon, harangue, soliloquy, oration, spiel (informal) He ignored the question and continued his monologue. see soliloquy
Translations
مونولوج: مُناجاة المَرء لِنَفْسِه
monolog
monolog
monologiyksinpuhelu
monológ
eintal; einræîa
漫談独白落語
monologas
monologs
monológ
monologtek kişili konuşma

monologue

[ˈmɒnəlɒg] monolog (US) Nmonólogo m

monologue

[ˈmɒnəlɒg] nmonologue m

monologue

, (US) monolog
nMonolog m

monologue

[ˈmɒnəlɒg] nmonologo

monologue

(ˈmonəlog) noun
a long speech by one person eg in a film, play etc.
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We are helped in this enterprise by the dialogic pull of these texts, which share motifs, names of characters, and a more general aspiration to all-inclusive communication (several pieces associate devoted, talkative animals with the monologizing humans).
Nwankwo suggests in Danda that Western culture as well as village customs, and perhaps, by extension, all entrenched forms of power, have monologizing tendencies.