|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
speech made by an actor or actress when he or she is alone on the stage
Authors use the soliloquy in order to disclose a character's thoughts to the audience but not to the other characters in the play.
Related English words: soliloquist (one who soliloquizes), soliloquize (to talk to oneself; deliver a soliloquy)
Latin root words: solus, sola, solum - only, alone; loquor, loqui, locutus sum - to speak, talk