Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor
  2. (noun, communication) a long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation)
  3. (noun, communication) speech you make to yourself

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Synonyms of Monologue


Origin of the word Monologue

  1. 1668, "long speech by one person," from Late Gk. monologos "speaking alone," from Gk. monos "single, alone" + logos "speech, word," from legein "to speak" (see lecture). more

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