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monologue

mon·o·logue (mon·o·log)

monologue (monolog)

 
 
pronunciation:
ma n lawg [or] ma n log
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a long speech, poem, series of stories, or the like delivered by a single speaker.
Typically, the host of the show starts with a monologue and then brings on celebrity guests.
similar words:
address, deliverance, discourse, disquisition, lecture, oration, reading, recitation, screed, sermon, speech
definition 2: in drama, a speech performed by an actor alone or as if alone on the stage; soliloquy.
synonyms:
soliloquy
similar words:
apostrophe, speech
derivation: monologuist (monologist) (n.)
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The word monologue contains the following parts:
log, logo, -logue Greek root that means word, speech, written work
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See also -logy, -ology, a terminal form of this root.