Monologue Mon"o*logue, n. [F. monologue, Gr. ? speaking alone; mo`nos alone, single, sole + lo`gos speech, discourse, le`gein to speak. See {Legend}.] 1. A speech uttered by a person alone; soliloquy; also, talk or discourse in company, in the strain of a soliloquy; as, an account in monologue. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. A dramatic composition for a single performer. [1913 Webster]

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  • monologue — * * * monologue [ mɔnɔlɔg ] n. m. • 1508; de mono et logue, d apr. dialogue 1 ♦ Dans une pièce de théâtre, Scène à un personnage qui parle seul. Monologue d une tragédie classique. ♢ Par ext. Scène fantaisiste dite par un seul personnage.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • monologue — (n.) 1660s, long speech by one person, from Fr. monologue, from Late Gk. monologos speaking alone, from Gk. monos single, alone (see MONO (Cf. mono )) + logos speech, word, from legein to speak (see LECTURE (Cf. lecture …   Etymology dictionary

  • monologue — monologue, soliloquy Both words (the first Greek and the second Latin in origin) denote a single person s act of speaking or thinking aloud; soliloquy generally refers to dramatic utterances without consciousness of an audience, whereas monologue …   Modern English usage

  • monologue — index peroration Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • monologue — noun 1. speech you make to yourself (Freq. 3) • Syn: ↑soliloquy • Derivationally related forms: ↑monologuize, ↑soliloquize (for: ↑soliloquy) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Monologue — Un Monologue (du grec mono : un seul , et logos : discours ) est une ou plusieurs phrases auto adressée à haute voix, rapportant les pensées du locuteur au style direct. Le monologue n appartient qu au monde de l écriture fictionnelle,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Monologue — For the Malayalam film, Monologue, see Anantaram. In theatre, a monologue (or monolog) is a speech presented by a single character, most often to express their thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character or the… …   Wikipedia

  • monologue — (mo no lo gh ) s. m. Scène où un acteur est seul et se parle à lui même. •   Les monologues, qui ne sont pas des combats de passions, ne peuvent jamais remuer l âme et la transporter, VOLT. Lett. Mlle Clairon, 16 oct. 1760. •   Quand il fallait,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • monologue — (AmE also monolog) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ inner, interior, internal ▪ extended, lengthy, long, rambling ▪ short …   Collocations dictionary

  • monologue — monologic /mon euh loj ik/, monological, adj. monologist /mon euh law gist, log ist, meuh nol euh jist/, monologuist /mon euh law gist, log ist/, n. /mon euh lawg , log /, n. 1. a form of dramatic entertainment, comedic solo, or the like by a… …   Universalium


  • Allies, 1979 — About assistance rendered to the Soviet Union by Great Britain, France and USA during the World War II.
  • Sergey Bondarchuk., 1982 — About the creative work of the Soviet director Sergey Bondarchuk.
  • Vladislav Tretiak. A Monologue in the Hall, 1984 — The film is based upon the recollections of the famous goal keeper concerning his sports life, about those people who were near him during all that years.

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