monologue monologue  /ˈmɑ nə ˌlɔɡ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) speech you make to yourself
  2. (n) a long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation)
  3. (n) a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Fallon's monologue was understandably nervous and unremarkable joke-wise, but there were glimmers of potential.
  2. As Stewart urged the crowd in his opening monologue, Raise your hands if you were not in Crash.
  3. I have to think there is far more you could do with a Beck opening monologue than this snippet.

News

  1. Bryan Cranston on 'Breaking Bad': Like 'Retiring After Winning Super Bowl'

    During a Reddit AMA, the actor says he has plans to record a Samuel L. Jackson monologue for charity. read more        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

  2. Ron Howard mocks tweets

    Ron Howard, master narrator, can apparently turn any lame soundbyte of your internal monologue into the makings of a perfect/ridiculous TV show. In order to prove his secret skill, Howard used his "Arrested Development" voiceover style to read a pile of random tweets from the show's fans.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. NewsGator helps companies create meaningful employee dialogue with Social Sites for Internal Communications

    BOSTON, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizations seeking to transform employee communications from a monologue to a dialogue can now take advantage of the social enterprise revolution with a new version ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "I've been doing a monologue in my living room the last three years and it was embarrassing," Fallon joked at a news conference.
    on May 12, 2008 By: Jimmy Fallon Source: CNN International

  2. "I want to say I love my writers," DeGeneres said. "In honor of them today, I'm not going to do a monologue. I support them and hope that they get everything they're asking for. And I hope it works out soon."
    on Nov 6, 2007 By: Ellen DeGeneres Source: USA Today

  3. "I was asked to do a monologue called 'C***,' and I said, 'I don't think so. I've got enough problems," Fonda said. "Then I came to New York to see Eve and it changed my life."
    on Feb 14, 2008 By: Jane Fonda Source: Reuters UK

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