n. pl. so·lil·o·quies
1. A monologue, especially in a play, that is delivered by a character who is alone or unaware of the presence of other characters and that reveals the thoughts or feelings of that character.
2. The act of speaking to oneself.
[Late Latin sōliloquium : Latin sōlus, alone; see s(w)e- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + Latin loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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