noun, plural so·lil·o·quies.
- soliman i,
- solimena, francesco,
Origin of soliloquy
Examples from the Web for soliloquy
After his Green Eggs and Ham soliloquy, sanity left the building and a shutdown was almost inevitable.
Biden launched into a soliloquy in praise of double-barrel shotguns.Joe Biden’s Shotgun Approach to Politics Good for Obama Administration|John Avlon|February 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In a tearful statement, he launched into a soliloquy about seeing himself free again playing with children, balloons, and dogs.
And at that point he launched into a soliloquy about seeing himself free again playing with children, balloons, and dogs.
I also read, relatedly, John Galt's soliloquy for the first time in my life the other day.
I shuddered at the possibility of his having overheard the words of my soliloquy.Caleb Williams|William Godwin
"Move on, youngster," quoth a policeman at this moment, and thus put an end to my soliloquy.Confessions Of Con Cregan|Charles James Lever
"At this rate we shall freeze to death before midnight," he added, as if in soliloquy.Deserted|Edward Bellamy
The speaker paused, as if he had been talking to himself; and then continued the soliloquy only in thought.The Maroon|Mayne Reid
Then the poor old man began sobbing and soliloquizing; for it is a mistake to suppose that there is no soliloquy in nature.French Classics|William Cleaver Wilkinson
noun plural -quies
Word Origin for soliloquy
1610s, from Late Latin soliloquium "a talking to oneself," from Latin solus "alone" (see sole (adj.)) + loqui "speak" (see locution). Also used in translation of Latin "Liber Soliloquiorum," a treatise by Augustine, who is said to have coined the word, on analogy of Greek monologia (see monologue). Related: Soliloquent.