Soliloquy

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Soliloquy Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections
  • speech you make to yourself

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • speech you make to yourself ,
  • a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections

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Soliloquy Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A soliloquy is a special kind of speech in a play. In a soliloquy, the character speaks to himself or herself. Other characters of the play are not aware of what is said. That way, the character can share certain thoughts or feelings with the audience.

There are many famous soliloquies in Shakespeare's plays such as the "To be or not to be" soliloquy in Hamlet, the "Is this a dagger" and the "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow" soliloquies in Macbeth, and the "Bottom's Dream" soliloquy in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Plays changed towards realism in the 18th century. Soliloquies became less common in plays.



Soliloquy Sample Sentences in News


  • To Be Or Not To Be
    To bedazzle, or not to bedazzle? In the spirit of Hamlet's famous soliloquy, all the answers in this game begin with the letters "B-E." Now give us your best dramatic read. Read more on this news related to 'Soliloquy'
  • Two signals in Obama's post-election press conference
    President Obama’s post-election news conference was notable for several things, including its length, the asperity with which he responded to tendentious questions and the stream-of-consciousness soliloquy with which he ended his remarks. But I was struck by two tantalizing comments... Read more on this news related to 'Soliloquy'
  • Review: Leading Men of Broadway
    “This was just one of the best programs,” a patron told Rita Kohn. "Touching and inspiring.” by Rita Kohn ISO players opened this audience-pleasing concert with Jack Everly’s arrangement, Broadway Leading Men Overture, traversing a century of composers from gusty swagger to intimate soliloquy. Ben Crawford stepped right in with a forthright "I Am Read more on this news related to 'Soliloquy'

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