Definition of 'monologue'
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It is more than free association or an unfocused interior monologue. The Sun (2016)Their friendship evolves through a series of long monologues. The Times Literary Supplement (2011) Long monologues of exposition in the first scene contribute to a static quality which dogs the play throughout. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)It is also one of the longest monologues in a film that barely sits still for a second. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The comedy star's character delivers a moving monologue to camera in the final scene. The Sun (2014)You get this interior monologue and it's completely negative. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You also need to keep an internal monologue, otherwise you forget simple things. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The second is that he's plagued by interior monologues. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is mostly his internal monologue that's the good bit. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But this play is too long on monologues and exposition, and the characters often fail to engage. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Those signed up to the course will learn how to deliver a conversational monologue and how to turn theatre acting into acting for screen. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This was a monologue delivered in such a preposterous American accent that to begin with it sounded like a joke. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Who's running your internal monologue? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Not 12 pages of internal monologue. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He has pages upon pages of script to learn and long monologues in the baking heat - he was impressive to watch. The Sun (2015)Another held a certain riveting fascination in that his idea of conversation was a monologue about the joys of being an actuary in Reading. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I preached the entire book as a dramatic monologue from the viewpoint of one of the elders of Bethlehem. Christianity Today (2000)This is primarily due to its ferocious monologues: long, rolling thunderstorms of eloquent rage. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's an extended interior monologue covering a day and a night's hunt in the life of a wolf. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'monologue'
British English: monologue NOUN
If 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.
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