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monologue

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EtymologyEdit

Circa 1550, from circa 1500 Middle French monologue, modeled on dialogue, ultimately from Ancient Greek or via Byzantine Greek μονόλογος (monologos, speaking alone)

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NounEdit

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monologue (plural monologues)

  1. (drama) A type of art that consist of soliloquy, a long speech by one person.
  2. (comedy) A long series of comic stories and jokes as an entertainment.
  3. A long, uninterrupted utterance that monopolizes a conversation.

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monologue (third-person singular simple present monologues, present participle monologuing, simple past and past participle monologued)

  1. To deliver a monologue.
    • Oliver Sacks, Seeing Voices
      Powerful parents, in her formulation, feeling themselves autonomous and powerful, give autonomy and power to their children; powerless ones, feeling themselves passive and controlled, in turn exert an excessive control on their children, and monologue at them, instead of having a dialogue with them.

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EtymologyEdit

Modeled on dialogue, ultimately from Ancient Greek or via Byzantine Greek μονόλογος

NounEdit

monologue m (plural monologues)

  1. monologue

VerbEdit

monologue

  1. first-person singular present indicative of monologuer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of monologuer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of monologuer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of monologuer
  5. second-person singular imperative of monologuer

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NounEdit

monologue m (plural monologues)

  1. soliloquy; monologue