plural monos
: monophonic reproduction


2 of 4



3 of 4

noun (2)


4 of 4

combining form

see mon-

Examples of mono in a Sentence

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Organizations like Challenged Athletes offer grants for accessibility in sports like surfing, skiing, and rock climbing, while the Kelly Brush Foundation’s Active Fund provides outdoor equipment (like mono-skis and off-road hand cycles) for people with spinal-cord injuries. Blair Braverman, Outside Online, 30 Oct. 2018 These heavy multitaskers showed higher prefrontal-cortex activity than mono-taskers. Julie Jargon, WSJ, 30 Apr. 2022 In recent years, there has been a decline in the population of bees and pollinators due to intensive farming, pesticide use, climate change and mono-cropping. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, 30 July 2021 There are several solutions, using heavier line like 4- to 6-pound mono on spinning tackle. Bill May,, 20 Mar. 2021 Rods are rigged with small, Mr. Crappie, spinning reels spooled with 4-pound-test mono and tied to a pair of Skipper Jig Toad Thumper jigs. Bob McNally, Outdoor Life, 17 Mar. 2021
Actress Eva Mendes recently shared her experience undergoing a mono-thread facial treatment, where acupuncture-like pins, or threads, were injected around the contour of her jawline. Megan Decker,, 5 Dec. 2020 Another of Pong’s fanciful mid-nineties creations was a mountain bike with a mono-blade suspension fork, a concept that Cannondale turned into the Lefty not long after. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 11 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History


and Noun (1)

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1959, in the meaning defined above


1960, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mono was in 1959

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“Mono.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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