If you make a speech to yourself in your bathroom mirror, you soliloquize. To soliloquize is to talk at length to yourself.

The verb soliloquize comes from the noun soliloquy, which is a speech given by a person who has no audience — or a speech given by a character in a play who is alone on stage. When an actor soliloquizes, she tells the play's audience what she's thinking. Shakespeare's characters often soliloquize — most famously, Hamlet soliloquizes, "To be or not to be?" The word combines the Latin solus, "alone," and loqui, "speak."

Definitions of soliloquize

v talk to oneself

monologuise, monologuize, soliloquise
Type of:
speak, talk
exchange thoughts; talk with

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.