- The definition of a monologue is a part in a play in which a character speaks alone.
An example of a monologue is the speech by Hamlet in Shakespeare's play.
- The definition of a monologue is a speech presented by one person.
An example of a monologue is the opening speech given by a late night talk show host.
monologue definition by Webster's New World
- a long speech by one speaker, esp. one monopolizing the conversation
- a passage or composition, in verse or prose, presenting the words or thoughts of a single character
- a part of a play in which one character speaks alone; soliloquy
- a play, skit, or recitation for one actor only
Origin: French ; from Classical Greek monologos, speaking alone ; from monos, single (see mono-) plush legein, to speak (see logic)
monologue definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A dramatic soliloquy.b. A literary composition in the form of a soliloquy.
- A continuous series of jokes or comic stories delivered by one comedian.
- A long speech made by one person, often monopolizing a conversation.
Origin: French : Greek mono-, mono- + Greek -logos, -logue.
- monˌo·logˈic , monˌo·logˈi·cal adjective
- monˈo·loguˌist , mo·nolˈo·gist noun