noun, plural so·lil·o·quies.
Origin of soliloquy
Examples from the Web for soliloquy
Contemporary Examples of soliloquy
After his Green Eggs and Ham soliloquy, sanity left the building and a shutdown was almost inevitable.Ted Cruz Runs Against His Own Government Shutdown
January 30, 2014
Biden launched into a soliloquy in praise of double-barrel shotguns.Joe Biden’s Shotgun Approach to Politics Good for Obama Administration
February 21, 2013
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.State of Working America
September 11, 2012
Historical Examples of soliloquy
The soliloquy and aside are evidently not so frequent in New Comedy.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
Is not this the same soul which also in a soliloquy questions fate?
The soliloquy, too, is startlingly characteristic of Hamlet.
In a soliloquy he declares himself the implacable enemy of Cuzco and the Inca.Apu Ollantay
His soliloquy was cut short by the appearance of Jameson and his friend.
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.