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soliloquize

[suh-lil-uh-kwahyz]
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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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Examples from the Web for soliloquist

Historical Examples

  • And for several minutes the sole thought of the soliloquist was love.

    Eugene Aram, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • These came otherwise, how or by what means the soliloquist is unable to determine.

    Browning and Dogma

    Ethel M. Naish

  • With lines 19-42 the soliloquist at once strikes the key-note of the poem.

    Browning and Dogma

    Ethel M. Naish

  • Philip's sallow cheek and long hair were now tenderly lapped on the soliloquist's bosom.

    Night and Morning, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Here the soliloquist came to a dead stop, and, leaning out of the window, contemplated the high road.

    Kenelm Chillingly, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton


British Dictionary definitions for soliloquist

soliloquize

soliloquise

verb
  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 soliloquist

soliloquize

v.

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

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