loqu-, -loquence, -loquent, -loquently, -loquy, -iloquent, -iloquently

(Latin: talk, speak, say)

This loqu unit is directly related to the "talk, speak, say, word, speech" locu- family unit.

soliloquist, soliloquizer
Someone who produces a dramatic or literary form of discourse in which he/she talks to himself or herself, or who reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener or anyone else.
1. To talk to or to converse with oneself, or to utter one’s thoughts aloud without addressing anyone.
2. Performing a literary production representing, or imitating, a discourse.
3. The act of speaking to oneself; soliloquizing.
Speaking a soliloquy, or speaking to oneself, during the course of a play.
soliloquy (s) (noun), soliloquies (pl)
1. The act of speaking while alone; especially, when used as a theatrical device that allows a character's thoughts and ideas to be conveyed to the audience: Soliloquies and monologues have one thing in common: they each involve a solitary speaker in a dramatic presentation.

A monologue, from the Greek monos, "single" and legein. "to speak" is a speech given by a single person to an audience. Marc Antony delivered a well-known soliloquy to the people of Rome in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" drama.

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;

I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.

The evil that men do lives after them;

The good is oft interred with their bones:

So let it be with Caesar.

The noble Brutus Hath told you Caesar was ambitious.

If it were so, it was a grievous fault,

And grievously hath Caesar answered it.

Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest—

For Brutus is an honorable man;

So are they all, all honorable men—

Come I to speak in Caesar’s funeral.

He was my friend, faithful and just to me.

But Brutus says he was ambitious,

And Brutus is an honorable man.

He hath brought many captives home to Rome

Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill.

Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?

When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept.

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.

Yet Brutus says he was ambitious,

And Brutus is an honorable man.

You all did see that on the Lupercal

I thrice presented him a kingly crown,

Which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition?

Yet Brutus says he was ambitious,

And, sure, he is an honorable man.

I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,

But here I am to speak what I do know.

You all did love him once, not without cause.

What cause withholds you then to mourn for him?

O judgment! Thou art fled to brutish beasts,

And men have lost their reason. Bear with me.

My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,

And I must pause till it come back to me.

2. Etymology: from Latin solus, "only to oneself" + loquor, "talk, speak".
The act of talking to oneself.
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A speech which someone makes to himself or herself.
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A monologue made to oneself.
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somniloquacious (adjective), more somniloquacious, most somniloquacious
Relating to a discourse or verbalization while asleep: It was the middle of the night when suddenly Lynn woke up and heard her sister in a bed next to hers giving a somniloquacious monologue about driving her car through a strange city.
somniloquence (s) (noun), somniloquences (pl)
Talking or muttering when someone is asleep: Hayden often has somniloquences which upset his wife; however, he has no control over them.
somniloquism (s) (noun), somniloquisms (pl)
The act or habit of talking while sleeping.
somniloquist (s) (noun), somniloquists (pl)
1. Someone who talks when in bed during the night: Kitty amused her sisters while she was sleeping because she was a somniloquist and often said the silliest things.
2. Etymology: from Latin somni-, "sleep" + -loquy, loqui "to speak, to talk."
Any one who talks while sleeping.
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Someone who talks in his or her sleep.
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Talking while sleeping.
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somniloquy (s) (noun), somniloquies (pl)
1. Talking while asleep.
2. Talking that takes place while under the influences of hypnotic suggestions.
stultiloquent, stultiloquence
Babbling idiotically; talking foolishly.
Characterized by silly talk; babbling.
1. Foolish talk.
2. Silly discourse; babbling.
1. An urbane, sophisticated manner of speaking.
2. Speaking in a smooth way.
3. Using agreeable speech.
Sweetness of speech.
superbiloquent, superbiloquence
Speaking in a proud, haughty manner.
Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "talk, speak, speech; words, language; tongue, etc.": cit-; clam-; dic-; fa-; -farious; glosso-; glotto-; lalo-; linguo-; locu-; logo-; mythico-; -ology; ora-; -phasia; -phemia; phon-; phras-; Quotes: Language,Part 1; Quotes: Language, Part 2; Quotes: Language, Part 3; serm-; tongue; voc-.