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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 soliloquizes

Historical Examples

  • "Let her have a good time while she is young," he soliloquizes.

    Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, March 1899

    Various

  • No; he soliloquizes, and in what a curt, unnatural voice—a shamefaced voice!

    Mated from the Morgue

    John Augustus O'Shea

  • Another new and very singular drama opens with Bonaparte, who soliloquizes about Spain.

  • Columbine soliloquizes for a moment about her husband Punchinello, whom she does not expect home until morning.

    Stars of the Opera

    Mabel Wagnalls

  • We had entered late, and there soon came on the scene where Hamlet soliloquizes over the skull of Yorick.

    The Battle of Atlanta

    Grenville M. Dodge


British Dictionary definitions for soliloquizes

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 soliloquizes

soliloquize

v.

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

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