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monologue

noun mono·logue \ˈmä-nə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\

Simple Definition of monologue

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of monologue

  1. 1 a :  soliloquy 2 b :  a dramatic sketch performed by one actor c :  the routine of a stand-up comic

  2. 2 :  a literary composition written in the form of a soliloquy

  3. 3 :  a long speech monopolizing conversation

monologuist

play \-ˌlȯ-gist, -ˌlä-\ or

monologist

\same or mə-ˈnä-lə-jist, -gist\ noun

Examples of monologue in a sentence

  1. The play begins with the main character's monologue.

  2. The comedian is famous for his monologue about winning the lottery.

  3. I stifled a yawn as she launched into a monologue about how she is going to become a famous star.



Variants of monologue

also

monolog

play \ˈmä-nə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\

Origin and Etymology of monologue

Middle French monologue, from mon- + -logue


First Known Use: 1549

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