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soliloquize

Definition:

to talk to oneself

Class:

communication verb (telling, asking, ordering, singing, etc.)

Related to:

soliloquy

Past tense:

soliloquized

Present participle:

soliloquizing

3rd-person singular present:

soliloquizes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

monologise [British spelling] | monologize [American/Canadian spelling] | monologuise [British spelling] | monologuize [American/Canadian spelling] | soliloquise [British spelling]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Monologue

presented by a single character, most often to express their mental thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character or the audience. Monologues are common across the range of dramatic media as well as in non-dramatic media... (39 of 798 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Monologue

Collins Dictionary:

soliloquize [intransitive] | soliloquise | soliloquizer [derived] | soliloquiser [noun, derived]

to utter a soliloquy (4 of 179 words, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/soliloquize

Oxford Dictionary:

soliloquy | soliloquies [plural] | soliloquist [derived] | soliloquize [derived]

an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play | a part of a play involving ... (28 of 102 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/soliloquy

Merriam-Webster:

soliloquize | soliloquized [past tense] | soliloquizing [present participle] | soliloquise [British] | soliloquizer [noun, related]

to utter a soliloquy; talk to oneself (7 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/soliloquize

Random House Dictionary:

soliloquize | soliloquized [past tense] | soliloquizing [present participle] | soliloquise [British, sense-specific]

to utter a soliloquy; talk to oneself. | to utter in a soliloquy; say to oneself. (15 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/soliloquize

New World Dictionary:

soliloquize | soliloquized [past tense] | soliloquizing [present participle] | soliloquist [noun, related]

to deliver a soliloquy; talk to oneself | to utter in or as a soliloquy (14 of 25 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/soliloquize

American Heritage Dictionary:

soliloquize | soliloquized [past tense] | soliloquizing [present participle] | soliloquizes [3rd-person singular present] | soliloquist [noun, related] | soliloquizer [noun, related]

To utter or put into the form of a soliloquy. (10 of 22 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/soliloquize

Wiktionary:

soliloquize | soliloquized [past tense] | soliloquizing [present participle] | soliloquizes [3rd-person singular present] | soliloquise | soliloquised [past tense] | soliloquising [present participle] | soliloquises [3rd-person singular present]

To perform a soliloquy. (4 of 5 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/soliloquize

Macmillan British Dictionary:

speak | spoke [past tense] | spoken [past participle] | speaking [present participle] | speaks [3rd-person singular present] | broadly/generally speaking | no...to speak of | not on speaking terms | so to speak | ...

[intransitive] to talk to someone about something ; to talk about something in a particular way | [intransitive] to use your voice to talk | ... (23 of 580 words, 19 definitions, 27 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/speak

Cambridge Dictionary:

speak [entry 1] | spoke [past tense] | spoken [past participle] | broadly/historically/strictly, etc. speaking | broadly, etc. speaking | historically, etc. speaking | strictly, etc. speaking | speak to someone

to say words, to use the voice, or to have a conversation with someone | "broadly/historically/strictly, etc. speaking": talking from a particular ... (21 of 267 words, 3 definitions, 18 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/speak 1

speak [entry 2] | spoke [past tense] | spoken [past participle]

to (be able to) talk in a language (8 of 51 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/speak 2

speak [entry 3] | spoke [past tense] | spoken [past participle]

to give a formal talk to a group of people (10 of 68 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/speak 3

speak [entry 4, literary] | spoke [past tense] | spoken [past participle]

to show or express something without using words (8 of 54 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/speak 4

Britannica Encyclopedia:

soliloquy [drama]

passage in a drama in which a character expresses his thoughts or feelings aloud while either alone upon the stage or with the other actors keeping ... (26 of 300 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/553410​/soliloquy

Columbia Encyclopedia:

soliloquy

the speech by a character in a literary composition, usually a play, delivered while the speaker is either alone addressing the audience directly or ... (24 of 141 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0845857​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

soliloquize | soliloquized [past tense] | soliloquizing [present participle] | soliloquizes [3rd-person singular present] | soliloquist [noun, derived] | soliloquizer [noun, derived]

to speak a soliloquy in the course of a play (10 of 39 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861710215​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

soliloquize

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "soliloquize"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "soliloquize"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "soliloquize" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/soliloquize

soliloquise

Audio: British English pronunciation of "soliloquise"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/soliloquise

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

soliloquize

Audio: North American pronunciation of "soliloquize"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=solilo​02 word=soliloquize

YourDictionary Audio:

soliloquize

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "soliloquize" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/soliloquize

Collins Dictionary:

soliloquise | soliloquize

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "soliloquise"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "soliloquise"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/soliloquise

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