V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: a speech where a person talks to himself, especially used when a character in a play talks to himself in order for the audience to know his thoughts and ideas
Synonyms: speech, address, discourse, talk, monologue, sermon
Tips: Soliloquy is derived from the Late Latin soliloquium, which means "talking to oneself." Although soliloquy could be used to refer to most long-winded, dramatic speeches, the word is most often used as a theatrical term.
The audience gets to know the conflict that Hamlet is going through during the character's soliloquy. (address, speech, talk)
The main character sang his soliloquy during the second act. (speech, address)
The politician spoke at the college campus, expressing his thoughts in a long-winded soliloquy. (speech, address)
When giving a presentation, it's important to interact with the audience, rather than engage in a soliloquy. (monologue, sermon)
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