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interior monologue

noun
1.
Literature. a form of stream-of-consciousness writing that represents the inner thoughts of a character.
2.
Movies, Television. the device of showing a character on screen who does not appear to speak, although the character's voice is heard on the soundtrack to create the illusion that the audience is hearing the character's thoughts.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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British Dictionary definitions for interior monologue

interior monologue

noun
1.
a literary attempt to present the mental processes of a character before they are formed into regular patterns of speech or logical sequence See also stream of consciousness
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Encyclopedia Article for interior monologue

in dramatic and nondramatic fiction, narrative technique that exhibits the thoughts passing through the minds of the protagonists. These ideas may be either loosely related impressions approaching free association or more rationally structured sequences of thought and emotion.

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