Synonyms of soliloquy
usage note:Although soliloquy and monologue are close in meaning, you should take care when using one as a synonym of the other. Both words refer to a long speech by one person, but a monologue can be addressed to other people, whereas in a soliloquy the speaker is always talking to himself or herself.
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• He had scheduled an address to the people for that evening.
monologueIf you refer to a long speech by one person during a conversation as a monologue, you mean it prevents other people from talking or expressing their opinions.
• He ignored the question and continued his monologue.
orationAn oration is a formal speech made in public.
• a brief funeral oration
Thesaurus for soliloquy from the Collins English Thesaurus
the act of speaking alone or to oneself, esp as a theatrical device