interior monologue: Meaning and Definition of

inte'rior mon'ologue

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  1. a form of stream-of-consciousness writing that represents the inner thoughts of a character.
  2. the device of showing a character on screen who does not appear to speak, although the character's voice is heard on the soundtrack to create the illusion that the audience is hearing the character's thoughts.
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