- a form of dramatic entertainment, comedic solo, or the like by a single speaker: a comedian's monologue.
- a prolonged talk or discourse by a single speaker, especially one dominating or monopolizing a conversation.
- any composition, as a poem, in which a single person speaks alone.
- a part of a drama in which a single actor speaks alone; soliloquy.
Origin of monologue
1615–25; < French, on the model of dialogue dialogue; compare Greek monólogos speaking alone
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Examples from the Web for monolog
The dialog or monolog should also be adapted to the ages of the pupils who are to do the acting.Special Days and their Observance
Further along in the monolog, Ugolino says: Doch der grosse Morgen wird ja kommen!Ossian in Germany
There are plenty of people who deliver one monolog after another and call their talk conversation.Conversation
Mary Greer Conklin
Then Lear declaims a monolog on the unfairness of legal judgment, which is quite out of place in the mouth of the insane Lear.Tolstoy on Shakespeare
Your speech is not a monolog, but a dialog, in which you are the speaker, and the auditor a silent tho questioning listener.Model Speeches for Practise
- a long speech made by one actor in a play, film, etc, esp when alone
- a dramatic piece for a single performer
- any long speech by one person, esp when interfering with conversation
C17: via French from Greek monologos speaking alone
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Word Origin and History for monolog
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