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so·lil·o·quy

 (sə-lĭl′ə-kwē)
n. pl. so·lil·o·quies
1.
a. A monologue in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts when alone or unaware of the presence of other characters.
b. A specific speech or piece of writing in this form.
2. The act of speaking to oneself.

[Late Latin sōliloquium : Latin sōlus, alone; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + Latin loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.]

soliloquy

(səˈlɪləkwɪ)
n, pl -quies
1. (Theatre) the act of speaking alone or to oneself, esp as a theatrical device
2. (Theatre) a speech in a play that is spoken in soliloquy: Hamlet's first soliloquy.
[C17: via Late Latin sōliloquium, from Latin sōlus sole + loquī to speak]
Usage: Soliloquy is sometimes wrongly used where monologue is meant. Both words refer to a long speech by one person, but a monologue can be addressed to other people, whereas in a soliloquy the speaker is always talking to himself or herself

so•lil•o•quy

(səˈlɪl ə kwi)

n., pl. -quies.
1. a speech in a drama in which a character, alone or as if alone, discloses innermost thoughts.
2. the act of talking while or as if alone.
[1595–1605; < Late Latin sōliloquium= Latin sōl(us) only, sole1 + loqu(ī) to speak]

soliloquy

1. the act or custom of talking to oneself or talking when alone.
2. Drama, a speech in which a character reveals his thoughts to the audience but not to other characters in the play. — soliloquist, n.
1. the killing of oneself.
2. a person who has killed himself. — suicidal, adj.
See also: Self
a speech in which a character reveals his thoughts to the audience but not to other characters in the play. — soliloquist, n.
See also: Drama

soliloquy

A speech supposedly unheard by the other actors in which the character confides their innermost thoughts to the audience.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soliloquy - speech you make to yourselfsoliloquy - 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.soliloquy - a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections
actor's line, words, speech - words making up the dialogue of a play; "the actor forgot his speech"

soliloquy

noun monologue, address, speech, aside, oration, dramatic monologue On stage Hamlet is delivering his soliloquy.
Usage: Although soliloquy and monologue are close in meaning, you should take care when using one as a synonym of the other. Both words refer to a long speech by one person, but a monologue can be addressed to other people, whereas in a soliloquy the speaker is always talking to himself or herself.
Translations
einræðaeinræða persónueintal
独り言独白

soliloquy

[səˈlɪləkwɪ] Nsoliloquio m

soliloquy

[səˈlɪləkwi] nsoliloque m

soliloquy

nMonolog m (also Theat), → Zwiegespräch ntmit sich selbst

soliloquy

[səˈlɪləkwɪ] nsoliloquio
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65-69, prefers "monodrama" to "dramatic monologue" as a classification for Webster's soliloquizing character studies.
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And the soliloquizing spirit concludes: "for the infected world at large I could anticipate no regeneration save in death.
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