interior monologue

inte′rior mon′ologue
lit. a form of stream-of-consciousness writing that represents the inner thoughts of a character
Etymology: 1920–25

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • interior monologue — ► NOUN ▪ a piece of writing expressing a character s thoughts …   English terms dictionary

  • interior monologue — n. a narrative technique or passage which suggests a character s stream of consciousness …   English World dictionary

  • interior monologue — 1. Literature. a form of stream of consciousness writing that represents the inner thoughts of a character. 2. Motion Pictures, Television. the device of showing a character on screen who does not appear to speak, although the character s voice… …   Universalium

  • interior monologue — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms interior monologue : singular interior monologue plural interior monologues literature a piece of writing in which a writer expresses what a character in a novel or story is thinking …   English dictionary

  • interior monologue — noun a literary genre that presents a fictional character s sequence of thoughts in the form of a monologue • Hypernyms: ↑prose * * * inˌterior ˈmonologue 7 [interior monologue] noun (in literature …   Useful english dictionary

  • interior monologue — noun Date: 1922 a usually extended representation in monologue of a fictional character s thought and feeling …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • interior monologue — noun a piece of writing which expresses a character s thoughts …   English new terms dictionary

  • interior monologue — /ɪnˌtɪəriə ˈmɒnəlɒg/ (say in.tearreeuh monuhlog) noun literary attempts to reproduce the thoughts and mental processes as they present themselves to the consciousness without restructuring for verbal acceptability or logic …   Australian English dictionary

  • monologue — monologic /mon euh loj ik/, monological, adj. monologist /mon euh law gist, log ist, meuh nol euh jist/, monologuist /mon euh law gist, log ist/, n. /mon euh lawg , log /, n. 1. a form of dramatic entertainment, comedic solo, or the like by a… …   Universalium

  • Interior — adj. & n. adj. 1 inner (opp. EXTERIOR). 2 remote from the coast or frontier; inland. 3 internal; domestic (opp. FOREIGN). 4 (usu. foll. by to) situated further in or within. 5 existing in the mind or soul; inward. 6 drawn, photographed, etc.… …   Useful english dictionary

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