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soliloquy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Literature, Theatre
soliloquyso‧lil‧o‧quy /səˈlɪləkwi/ noun (plural soliloquies) [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 ALAPTa speech in a play in which a character, usually alone on the stage, talks to himself or herself so that the audience knows their thoughtsmonologuesoliloquize /-kwaɪz/ verb [intransitive]
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soliloquyThe second actor, the accused, immediately begins a soliloquy of defence.Terentia goes offstage, and in a soliloquy, Dycarbas explains his actions.We should hope that Hughes, having taken his soliloquy, will one day transcribe more of these asides.My own soliloquy, my own trial came with that offer.One way of doing this is to use the soliloquy or aside, such flexible resources on the Elizabethan stage.But Pauline Daniels has created a whole new interpretation of the uproarious soliloquy.
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