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also mon·o·log  (mŏn′ə-lôg′, -lŏg′)
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
To give or perform a monologue.
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.
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1. (Theatre) US a variant spelling of monologue
2. US a variant spelling of monologue
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Whatever the style, however, in the great majority of cases Browning employs the form which without having actually invented it he developed into an instrument of thitherto unsuspected power, namely the dramatic monolog in which a character discusses his situation or life or some central part or incident, of it, under circumstances which reveal with wonderful completeness its significance and his own essential character.
Although Kimmel's ( monolog ue, which was a mix of humor and vulnerability,( won people's hearts , it drew criticism from others who ( labeled him an elitist.
This places More Scenes and Monologs from the Best New Plays above the usual student drama oriented collection or title, reaching into adult circles and any actor who wants monologs and short scenes to practice.