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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.
References in classic literature ?
After the first monologue the whole company rose and surrounded Mademoiselle George, expressing their enthusiasm.
His endless muttering monologue vitiated every effort I made to think out a line of action, and drove me at times, thus pent up and intensified, almost to the verge of craziness.
The more I know dogs the more amazin' marvellous they are to me," Dag Daughtry, after he had compassed his fourth bottle, confided in monologue to the Shortlands planter that night just before bedtime.
It is so unlucky," ran the monologue, "that money wasn't put into it about fifty years ago.
He had just completed this monologue -- which proves that in momentous circumstances nothing is more natural than the monologue -- when the servant-maid, watching at the door, suddenly cried out:
In it there was something soft and tender like the monologue of a babe.
He heard in one room a tittering and incontinent, slack laughter; in others the monologue of a scold, the rattling of dice, a lullaby, and one crying dully; above him a banjo tinkled with spirit.
Elizabeth tried to piece together what little she understood of his monologue.
During this short monologue and the mise en scene that had accompanied it, whilst the king, through the long corridors of the old castle, proceeded to the apartment of M.
But the usher's brutal monologue came to an end; every one had arrived, and Gringoire breathed freely once more; the actors continued bravely.
I could have spared myself the jest; he gave it no attention, but seated himself in the chair that he had left and resumed the interrupted monologue as if nothing had occurred:
The talk wandered on, a monologue on Mary's part, that centered always on Bert Wanhope.