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Definition a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor


a long speech by one person — especially one that prevents others from talking


a continuous series of jokes and stories by a single comedian
  • In books we find monologues from the greatest minds. And where those books disagree, it is up to the reader to create a dialogue.
monologues = a long speech by one person
  • Did you see the opening monologue on last night's Emmys?
  • monologue = a continuous series of jokes and stories by a single comedian
  • Our conversation became more of a monologue on her part.
  • monologue = a long speech by one person
  • She didn't like the sound of his rambling monologue, but she was afraid to cut him off.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • monologue = a long uninterrupted speech
  • When we were done with our overlapping monologues, we glared at each other.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • monologues = long uninterrupted speeches
  • Attempts at conversation would turn into one-way monologues, with sounds bouncing off her stone visage.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • monologues = long uninterrupted speeches
  • i can't sleep tonight. my head is full of thoughts that won't turn off. lines from my monologues. elements of...
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • monologues = a long dramatic speech by a single actor
  • the play is taking up most of my time as we get closer to opening night. lots of lines to remember. long monologues where it's just me talking.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • monologues = long dramatic speeches by a single actor
  • I snapped out of my internal monologue when I realized how disgustedly Claudia was looking at me.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • I believe in the journey, not the arrival; in conversation, not monologues; in multiple questions rather than any single answer.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Mrs. McIntyre continued with the monologue that Mrs. Shortley had heard oftentimes before.
    Flannery O'Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • In fact it had been a two-hour monologue.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • She continued in amiable monologue for another half hour, her eyes probing about swiftly all the time at the two dark figures before her.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • He forgot I hadn't heard any of these splendid monologues on, what was it? on love, justice, conduct of life—or what not.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • The lama, under cover of the monologue, had faded out into the darkness towards the room prepared.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Was it a conversation if you were having a monologue in your own cell?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • He did not speak down to her or at her, nor content himself with puerile questions about her life or monologues of his own activities.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • One involved a dramatic verse monologue of a Chicana about to be arrested by the cops.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • The house quiets as I continue my taunting monologue.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • ... are in reality one long monologue.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World

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