Origin of monologue
Examples from the Web for monologue
We shake hands and he immediately begins a monologue about prison breaks and South America.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gil took weeks to build a monologue, skillfully turning the words on their head.‘The Prince of Chocolate City’: When Gil Scott-Heron Became A Music Icon|Marcus Baram|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I never watch television," he says, then corrects himself: "Well, sometimes Carson's monologue.
Boylexe is a spin-off of a show about women in burlesque called Burlexe, which likewise mixes striptease, monologue, and song.Inside London's Underground Burlesque and Fetish Scene|Liza Foreman|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Stephen Colbert is here, ladies and gentlemen,” Letterman said during his monologue.
It is difficult at times to decide whether a story is a monologue or a mere narrative.
Since this monologue was spoken the old lady has received her pension.Workhouse Characters|Margaret Wynne Nevinson
This makes pauses and expressive modulations of the voice even more necessary in the monologue than in the dialogue.
He is indeed another man than he was in his first monologue, for he has thrown off the mask.A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)|Mrs. Sutherland Orr
A real one coming before him would give life and variety to the monologue.
Word Origin for monologue
1660s, "long speech by one person," from French monologue, from Late Greek monologos "speaking alone," from Greek monos "single, alone" (see mono-) + logos "speech, word," from legein "to speak" (see lecture (n.)).