a. A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.
b. A specific speech or piece of writing in this form of discourse.
2. The act or custom of talking to oneself or talking when alone.
[Late Latin sliloquium : Latin slus, alone; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + Latin loqu, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.]
solil·oquies | pl.