What does Soliloquy Mean?

A soliloquy is a dramatic device in which a character is speaking to his/herself at great length, much like a monologue. Although the other characters may be present on the stage, they are not directly addressed or affected by the speech. If you’re a parent and you’ve had to ask, ‘Is anyone listening to me?’ while addressing your children, then you’re very familiar with a soliloquy.