- 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.
- 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
- the act of a stand-up comedian
Origin of monologueFrench from Classical Greek monologos, speaking alone from monos, single (see mono-) + legein, to speak (see logic)
- a. A lengthy, uninterrupted speech by a single character, as in a play or novel.b. A literary composition in monologue form.
- A continuous series of jokes or comic stories delivered by one comedian.
- A long speech made by one person, often monopolizing a conversation.
verbmon·o·logued, mon·o·logu·ing, mon·o·logues, also mon·o·logged mon·o·log·ging mon·o·logs
Origin of monologueFrenchGreek mono- mono- Greek -logos -logue
- mon′o·log′ic mon′o·log′i·cal
- mon′o·logu′ist mo·nol′o·gist
(third-person singular simple present monologues, present participle monologuing, simple past and past participle monologued)
- To deliver a monologue.