AskDefine | Define haranguer

Dictionary Definition

haranguer n : a public speaker who delivers a loud or forceful or angry speech

Extensive Definition

A monologue is an extended, uninterrupted speech by a single person. The person may be speaking his or her thoughts aloud or directly addressing other persons, e.g. an audience, a character, or a reader.
As a literary device, it is most common in dramatic genres (plays, opera, animated cartoons, film) but can also be found in prose fiction. The term can also be applied to poems, which usually take the form of the thoughts or speech of a single individual. In everyday usage, a long, rather boring speech by a conversation partner is sometimes called a monologue as well.
The term 'dramatic monologue' is used both for monologues in plays and for a poetic genre.

Soliloquy / Dramatic Monologue (Theatre)




  • Jane Edwardes, The Faber Book of Monologues, Faber and Faber, 2005, ISBN 0571217648

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haranguer in Arabic: مونولوج
haranguer in Bosnian: Monolog
haranguer in Bulgarian: Монолог
haranguer in Czech: Monolog
haranguer in Welsh: Ymson
haranguer in German: Monolog
haranguer in Spanish: Monólogo
haranguer in Persian: تک‌گویی
haranguer in French: Monologue
haranguer in Galician: Soliloquio
haranguer in Indonesian: Monolog
haranguer in Italian: Monologo
haranguer in Hebrew: מונולוג
haranguer in Georgian: მონოლოგი
haranguer in Kazakh: Монолог
haranguer in Luxembourgish: Monolog
haranguer in Dutch: Monoloog
haranguer in Japanese: モノローグ
haranguer in Norwegian: Monolog
haranguer in Polish: Monolog
haranguer in Portuguese: Monólogo
haranguer in Russian: Монолог
haranguer in Slovak: Monológ
haranguer in Slovenian: Samogovor
haranguer in Finnish: Monologi
haranguer in Swedish: Monolog
haranguer in Ukrainian: Монолог
haranguer in Chinese: 獨角戲
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