soliloquy

[ suh-lil-uh-kwee ]

Part of Speech

noun

Definition

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 + Etymology

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

Synonyms

  • discourse
  • monologue
  • speech

Antonyms

  • dialogue

Example

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

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