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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 soliloquist
Historical Examples
  • With lines 19-42 the soliloquist at once strikes the key-note of the poem.

    Browning and Dogma Ethel M. Naish
  • And for several minutes the sole thought of the soliloquist was love.

    Eugene Aram, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • In Rabbi Ben Ezra a more material conception of life is to be expected from the change in the personality of the soliloquist.

    Browning and Dogma Ethel M. Naish
  • Why, a soliloquist in a crowd can hardly but be overheard, and without much reproach to the hearer.

    The Confidence-Man Herman Melville
  • Here the soliloquist came to a dead stop, and, leaning out of the window, contemplated the high road.

    Kenelm Chillingly, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Herewith the soliloquist's musings glided vaguely into mere revery.

    Kenelm Chillingly, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Philip's sallow cheek and long hair were now tenderly lapped on the soliloquist's bosom.

    Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • For here, as elsewhere in the dramatic poems, Browning has completely identified himself with his soliloquist.

    Browning and Dogma Ethel M. Naish
  • Love is ever with the author of Christmas Eve, as with the soliloquist, of worth immeasurably greater than mere intellect.

    Browning and Dogma Ethel M. Naish
  • There, too, is presented a position similar to that occupied by the soliloquist of Easter Day.

    Browning and Dogma Ethel M. Naish
British Dictionary definitions for soliloquist


(intransitive) to utter a soliloquy
Derived Forms
soliloquist (səˈlɪləkwɪst), soliloquizer, soliloquiser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for soliloquist



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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