monologue

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Synonyms for monologue

Synonyms for monologue

a long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation)

a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor

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British solo artists tattooing themselves on stage, Irish monologuists, 4 1/2-hour adaptations of Doestoevsky novels and the offbeat creators of ``Shockheaded Peter.
Forrester also employed a wide variety of male personae and monologuists ("Parted for Ever," "In the Workhouse," "The Lowly Bard"), including a number in which a man or unidentified narrator proclaimed love for a woman ("To Mary", "The Poet to His Love," "A Love Song to My Wife," "Come My Darling"), and several poetic expressions of a woman's romantic interest in a man ("The Sister and the Bard," "A Woman's Soliloquy").