from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.
- n. A specific speech or piece of writing in this form of discourse.
- n. The act of speaking to oneself.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of a character speaking to himself so as to reveal his thoughts to the audience.
- n. A speech or written discourse in this form.
- v. To issue a soliloquy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of talking to one's self; a discourse made by one in solitude to one's self; monologue.
- n. A written composition, reciting what it is supposed a person says to himself.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A talking to one's self; a discourse or talk by a person who is alone, or which is not addressed to any one even when others are present.
- n. A written composition containing such a talk or discourse, or what purports to be one.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections
- n. speech you make to yourself
Late Latin sōliloquium : Latin sōlus, alone; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + Latin loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1595–1605; From Late Latin sōliloquium in the title of St. Augustine's Soliloquiorum libri duo, from sōlus ("only, sole") + loquor ("I speak"). (Wiktionary)