Monologue meaning

mŏnə-lôg, -lŏg
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.

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A continuous series of jokes or comic stories delivered by one comedian.
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A part of a play in which one character speaks alone; soliloquy.
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To give or perform a monologue.
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A long speech by one speaker, esp. one monopolizing the conversation.
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A passage or composition, in verse or prose, presenting the words or thoughts of a single character.
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A play, skit, or recitation for one actor only.
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The act of a stand-up comedian.
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(drama) A type of art that consist of soliloquy, a long speech by one person.
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(comedy) A long series of comic stories and jokes as an entertainment.
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A long, uninterrupted utterance that monopolizes a conversation.
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To deliver a monologue.
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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.

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A long speech made by one person, often monopolizing a conversation.
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To address a monologue to.
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Origin of monologue

  • French Greek mono- mono- Greek -logos -logue

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Circa 1550, from circa 1500 Middle French monologue, modeled on dialogue, ultimately from Ancient Greek or via Byzantine Greek μονόλογος (monologos, “speaking alone")

    From Wiktionary