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or (especially British) soliloquise

[suh-lil-uh-kwahyz] /səˈlɪl əˌkwaɪz/
verb (used without object), soliloquized, soliloquizing.
to utter a soliloquy; talk to oneself.
verb (used with object), soliloquized, soliloquizing.
to utter in a soliloquy; say to oneself.
Origin of soliloquize
1750-60; soliloqu(y) + -ize
Related forms
[suh-lil-uh-kwist] /səˈlɪl ə kwɪst/ (Show IPA),
soliloquizer, noun
soliloquizingly, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for soliloquise
Historical Examples
  • There was a night-scene, in which I had to soliloquise, while rocking my child and singing it to sleep with some old ditty.

  • To please himself rather than his hostess, who he knew could not understand a word he spoke, he continued to soliloquise aloud.

    The North Pacific Willis Boyd Allen
  • But we have no time to stay and admire or to soliloquise over scenery.

    On the Heels of De Wet The Intelligence Officer
  • There she lingered, rather like the Ancient Mariner without a wedding-guest to whom she might soliloquise.

    Dodo Wonders E. F. Benson
  • She treats it with absolute indifference, and begins to soliloquise, with a touch of scorn in her language.

  • The foolish girl paused, and laughed, as if she did not like to soliloquise too confidentially, even to a kitten.

    Agatha's Husband Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • He soon felt better; the giddiness passed away, and he began once more to soliloquise.

  • This is her favourite attitude; and she is apt, when reading, to soliloquise in her deaf woman's voice.

    Three Plays by Granville-Barker Harley Granville-Barker
  • He sat crouched over the flickering fire, saying nothing, letting Ancrum soliloquise as he pleased.

    The History of David Grieve Mrs. Humphry Ward
British Dictionary definitions for soliloquise


(intransitive) to utter a soliloquy
Derived Forms
soliloquist (səˈlɪləkwɪst), soliloquizer, soliloquiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for soliloquise



1759, from soliloquy + -ize. Related: Soliloquized; soliloquizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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