Monologue Definition

mänəlôg
monologs, monologues
noun
monologues
A dramatic soliloquy.
American Heritage
A passage or composition, in verse or prose, presenting the words or thoughts of a single character.
Webster's New World
A long speech by one speaker, esp. one monopolizing the conversation.
Webster's New World
A part of a play in which one character speaks alone; soliloquy.
Webster's New World
A play, skit, or recitation for one actor only.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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verb
To give or perform a monologue.
American Heritage
To address a monologue to.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Monologue

Noun

Singular:
monologue
Plural:
monologues

Origin of Monologue

  • 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

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

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

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