mono·logue noun \ˈmä-nə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\
: a long speech given by a character in a story, movie, play, etc., or by a performer (such as a comedian)
: a long speech made by one person that prevents anyone else from talking
a : soliloquy 2
b : a dramatic sketch performed by one actor
c : the routine of a stand-up comic
: a literary composition written in the form of a soliloquy
Examples of MONOLOGUE
- The play begins with the main character's monologue.
- The comedian is famous for his monologue about winning the lottery.
- I stifled a yawn as she launched into a monologue about how she is going to become a famous star.
Origin of MONOLOGUE
Middle French monologue,
First Known Use: 1549
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Rhymes with MONOLOGUE
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