in drama, a speech given by a character while or as if alone; literally, "talking to oneself."
a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections
The act of talking to one's self; a discourse made by one in solitude to one's self; monologue.
A soliloquy is a long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage.
A speech directed to the audience by an actor in which personal thoughts are shared. Shakespeare gave Hamlet a famous one that started: "To be, or not to be ?" And, of course, Hamlet never did quite make up his mind.
a speech often used to reveal thoughts or feelings that is delivered by a character in a play to him or herself, or directly to the audience
A speech spoken by one character alone on stage.
9,10 A speech, usually given alone on stage, in which a character speaks aloud his or her thoughts.
n. a speech in a play in which a character tells his thoughts by talking aloud as if to himself.
a dramatic monologue delivered by a single actor with no one else onstage; sometimes expressed as a 'thinking aloud' dialogue of inner reflections; delivered by a character to him or herself, or directly to the audience; contrast to an aside. Examples: See this site's Best Speeches and Monologues section.
A speech in which a character who is alone speaks his or her thoughts aloud. A monologue also has a single speaker, but the monologuist speaks to others who do not interrupt. Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" and "O! what a rogue and peasant slave am I" are soliloquies. Browning's "My Last Duchess" and "Fra Lippo Lippi" are monologues, but the hypocritical monk of his "Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister" cannot reveal his thoughts to others.
When a character is alone on stage and speaks, usually to the audience.
monologue delivered by a single actor with no one else onstage, sometimes played as the character "thinking aloud" and sometimes as a seeming dialogue with the (silent) audience.
A solitary character speaks his thoughts aloud ( SG 175)
speech you make to yourself
a dramatic or literary form, the act of speaking to oneself )
a dramatic speech of a character in a play, expressing his emotional feelings towards his or her point of view to an incident
a lengthy speech by a character for the purpose of thinking aloud for the audience and, perhaps, other characters
a long speech given by an actor alone on the stage which expresses the private inner thoughts of the character
a speech delivered while the speaker is alone, devised to inform the reader of what the character is thinking or to provide essential information concerning other participants in the action
a speech made to the audience by a main character in a play
a type of monologue in which a character directly addresses an audience or speaks his thoughts aloud while alone or while the other actors keep silent
Delivered by a character alone on the stage, soliloquy is a “thinking out loud” shared with the audience. They are usually statements of a philosophical, reflective nature, and they are highlights of Shakespeare’s plays.
A speech, usually lengthy, in which a character, alone on stage, expresses his or her thoughts aloud. The soliloquy is a very useful dramatic device, as it allows the dramatist to convey a character’s most intimate thoughts and feelings directly to the audience.
a dramatic convention in which an actor, alone on the stage, speaks his or her thoughts aloud.
A speech given by a character alone on the stage. The purpose of the soliloquy is to let the audience know what the character is thinking and feeling.
A speech in a dramatic work in which a character speaks his or her thoughts aloud. Usually the character is on the stage alone, not speaking to other characters and perhaps not even consciously addressing the audience. (If there are other characters on the stage, they are ignored temporarily.) The purpose of a soliloquy is to reveal a character's inner thoughts, feelings, and plans to the audience.
Refers to an extended speech in which a character, alone on stage, expresses his thoughts. A soliloquy may reveal the private emotions, motives and state of mind of the speaker. For instance, Hamlet's "To be or not to be" speech is a soliloquy.
a monologue in which the character in a play is alone and speaking only to him-or herself.
(in drama) it is a moment when a character is alone and speaks his or her thoughts aloud. Example: Iago speaks his evil intentions in Othello in a soliloquy.
Eve talks directly to camera expressing her thoughts, often about the way human beings relate to each other in the manner of an amateur anthropologist. This is a soliloquy. Usually she tells the truth when she does this but occasionally she "subverts" the form and tells a lie! When she does this we would call the form a monologue. Most television soaps do not use this technique, as they prefer instead to maintain the illusion that we are watching every day life as a "fly on the wall". In the theatre we call the convention of communicating directly with an audience, "breaking the fourth wall".