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verb (used without object), so·lil·o·quized, so·lil·o·quiz·ing.
  1. to utter a soliloquy; talk to oneself.
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verb (used with object), so·lil·o·quized, so·lil·o·quiz·ing.
  1. to utter in a soliloquy; say to oneself.
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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
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Historical Examples of soliloquised

  • I'd sooner have believed she was a duke's daughter,' she soliloquised.

    Sarah's School Friend

    May Baldwin

  • “Maybe there is more than the one herd in the valley,” soliloquised Caspar.

  • “Republics are ungrateful,” soliloquised I, in a spiteful mood.

    The Rifle Rangers

    Captain Mayne Reid

  • "Doesn't fancy elephants or trade," Mr. Pilgrim soliloquised.

    The Burglars' Club

    Henry A. Hering

  • "She's well down Channel by this time," soliloquised Dacres.

    The Dreadnought of the Air

    Percy F. Westerman

British Dictionary definitions for soliloquised



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



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

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