[ mon-uh-lawg, -log ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg /
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.
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Origin of monologue
1615–25; < French, on the model of dialogue dialogue; compare Greek monólogos speaking alone
OTHER WORDS FROM monologuemon·o·log·ic [mon-uh-loj-ik] /ˌmɒn əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, mon·o·log·i·cal, adjectivemon·o·log·ist [mon-uh-law-gist, -log-ist, muh-nol-uh-jist] /ˈmɒn əˌlɔ gɪst, -ˌlɒg ɪst, məˈnɒl ə dʒɪst/, mon·o·logu·ist [mon-uh-law-gist, -log-ist] /ˈmɒn əˌlɔ gɪst, -ˌlɒg ɪst/, noun
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/ (ˈmɒnəˌlɒɡ) /
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
Derived forms of monologuemonologic (ˌmɒnəˈlɒdʒɪk) or monological, adjectivemonologist (ˈmɒnəˌlɒɡɪst, məˈnɒləɡɪst), nounmonology (mɒˈnɒlədʒɪ), noun
Word Origin for monologue
C17: via French from Greek monologos speaking alone
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