n. pl. so·lil·o·quies
a. A monologue in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts when alone or unaware of the presence of other characters.
b. A specific speech or piece of writing in this form.
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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