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[suh-lil-uh-kwahyz] /səˈlɪl əˌkwaɪz/
verb (used without object), soliloquized, soliloquizing.
to utter a soliloquy; talk to oneself.
verb (used with object), soliloquized, soliloquizing.
to utter in a soliloquy; say to oneself.
Also, especially British, soliloquise.
Origin of soliloquize
First recorded in 1750-60; soliloqu(y) + -ize
Related forms
[suh-lil-uh-kwist] /səˈlɪl ə kwɪst/ (Show IPA),
soliloquizer, noun
soliloquizingly, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for soliloquizes
Historical Examples
  • "Let her have a good time while she is young," he soliloquizes.

  • No; he soliloquizes, and in what a curt, unnatural voice—a shamefaced voice!

    Mated from the Morgue John Augustus O'Shea
  • Another new and very singular drama opens with Bonaparte, who soliloquizes about Spain.

  • Columbine soliloquizes for a moment about her husband Punchinello, whom she does not expect home until morning.

    Stars of the Opera Mabel Wagnalls
  • We had entered late, and there soon came on the scene where Hamlet soliloquizes over the skull of Yorick.

    The Battle of Atlanta Grenville M. Dodge
  • With dissembling lips he bids farewell to his new father-in-law; then, alone, soliloquizes on his own wretchedness.

  • "So, Burrill has been killed," soliloquizes the portly gentleman seating himself before his cheery fire.

    The Diamond Coterie Lawrence L. Lynch
  • Geta, left alone, soliloquizes upon the situation and sums it up so far as it is known to him.

  • "Well, this is but an island, and a small one at that; consequently I won't let it worry me," soliloquizes the anglophobe.

    East of Suez Frederic Courtland Penfield
  • But one can be sure that when Strauss soliloquizes, it is a different defense that he makes.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
British Dictionary definitions for soliloquizes


(intransitive) to utter a soliloquy
Derived Forms
soliloquist (səˈlɪləkwɪst), soliloquizer, soliloquiser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for soliloquizes



1759, from soliloquy + -ize. Related: Soliloquized; soliloquizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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