monologist

[ mon-uh-lawg, -log ]SEE DEFINITION OF monologist
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At the dullest part in the monologist's offering, "Spider" let go all holds.

Looked at as a monologist he might pass if sufficiently interpolated with ah-le-ee!

Lady Arthur is silenced, for she has not the slightest idea what a monologist is.

But the oddest thing was this, that he could take as well as give; he could listen—surely a rare talent in a monologist.

As "Spider" lit, the monologist shouted: "There goes another old friend of Alf's."

No one answered and Molly began to wonder how long this strange girl would endure the part of a monologist at college.

The audience grasped it and the monologist established a reputation for originality.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, "long speech by one person," from French monologue, from Late Greek monologos "speaking alone," from Greek monos "single, alone" (see mono-) + logos "speech, word," from legein "to speak" (see lecture (n.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MONOLOGIST

reader

nounone who makes a profession of reading aloud
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