verb (used without object), so·lil·o·quized, so·lil·o·quiz·ing.

to utter a soliloquy; talk to oneself.

verb (used with object), so·lil·o·quized, so·lil·o·quiz·ing.

to utter in a soliloquy; say to oneself.

Also especially British, so·lil·o·quise.

Origin of soliloquize

First recorded in 1750–60; soliloqu(y) + -ize
Related formsso·lil·o·quist [suh-lil-uh-kwist] /səˈlɪl ə kwɪst/, so·lil·o·quiz·er, nounso·lil·o·quiz·ing·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for soliloquise

Historical Examples of soliloquise

  • But we have no time to stay and admire or to soliloquise over scenery.

    On the Heels of De Wet

    The Intelligence Officer

  • To please himself rather than his hostess, who he knew could not understand a word he spoke, he continued to soliloquise aloud.

    The North Pacific

    Willis Boyd Allen

  • There she lingered, rather like the Ancient Mariner without a wedding-guest to whom she might soliloquise.

    Dodo Wonders

    E. F. Benson

  • She treats it with absolute indifference, and begins to soliloquise, with a touch of scorn in her language.

  • There was a night-scene, in which I had to soliloquise, while rocking my child and singing it to sleep with some old ditty.

British Dictionary definitions for soliloquise




(intr) to utter a soliloquy
Derived Formssoliloquist (səˈlɪləkwɪst), soliloquizer or soliloquiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for soliloquise



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper