Soliloquy

Pronunciation: [ suh-lil-uh-kwee ]


Definition: noun

an utterance or discourse by a person who is talking to himself or herself or is disregardful of or oblivious to any hearers present

Origin: Middle English; Latin


Etymology: from late Latin soliloquium, from Latin solus ‘alone’ + loqui ‘speak’


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • discourse

  • monologue

  • speech

Antonyms:

  • dialogue

Example:

Her teenage daughter's soliloquy was both dramatic and seemingly never-ending.

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