mono·​gram | \ ˈmä-nə-ˌgram How to pronounce monogram (audio) \

Definition of monogram

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a sign of identity usually formed of the combined initials of a name


monogrammed; monogramming

Definition of monogram (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to mark with a monogram

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from monogram


monogrammatic \ ˌmä-​nə-​grə-​ˈma-​tik How to pronounce monogram (audio) \ adjective


monogrammer \ ˈmä-​nə-​ˌgra-​mər How to pronounce monogram (audio) \ noun

Examples of monogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The best thing a mother can do for her daughter, my mother says, is give her a symmetrical monogram and pay for her education. Sarah Hoover, Vogue, 3 May 2021 Model Levi Mankessi wore a look with the Vuitton monogram woven into its stripes and bands the fabric. Vogue, 7 Apr. 2021 The Icy Park line will also have a new brand monogram. Shelby Stewart, Chron, 25 Jan. 2021 Shot by Ghesquière, the image also features one of Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogram handbags. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 Jan. 2021 These all bear Fischer’s slightly trippy, deconstructed take on Louis Vuitton’s monogram. Natalia Rachlin, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2020 More monogram because frankly, there’s never enough. Sarah Vincelette, USA TODAY, 20 Nov. 2020 It can be personalized with a monogram on the back side. Christina Vercelletto, CNN Underscored, 10 Nov. 2020 There is also a new logo commemorating the Certified Lover Boy album, featuring a monogram of the title’s letters and a red rose. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, 26 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Maisonette will monogram your pajamas for an extra $20 a pair. Anna Lane, USA TODAY, 4 Dec. 2020 This tote comes in a natural canvas color, with the option to monogram and customize the color on the straps. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 Apr. 2020 Think the pre-recession era of mondo diamond rings, super-sized fur coats, and monogramed tote bags that would put your dingy Outdoor Voices tote to shame. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 14 Aug. 2019 The court filing included an image of a kilo of cocaine monogramed with the initials TH, which prosecutors say stood for Tony Hernández. Washington Post, 4 Aug. 2019 Names painted above coat hooks, monogramed on pillowcases, or engraved on matching mugs give kids a sense of belonging, that all are of one tribe. Marni Jameson,, 21 Apr. 2019 Kylie Jenner’s daughter, Stormi Webster, is already starting what’s sure to be an epic collection of jewelry, starting with a Cartier bracelet that has been monogramed with her name. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, 14 Sep. 2018 Additionally, each bridesmaid wears a custom pair of white leather Aquazurra shoes, which have been monogramed with their initials and the wedding date. Maria Pasquini,, 19 May 2018 Each place setting had a single olive leaf branch on top of a custom fringed napkin, and menus were monogramed in a vintage Italian typeface on Italian handmade paper. Brooke Porter Katz, Harper's BAZAAR, 30 Dec. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'monogram.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of monogram


circa 1696, in the meaning defined above


1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for monogram


Late Latin monogramma, from Greek mon- + gramma letter — more at gram

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about monogram

Time Traveler for monogram

Time Traveler

The first known use of monogram was circa 1696

See more words from the same year

Statistics for monogram

Last Updated

13 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Monogram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for monogram



English Language Learners Definition of monogram

: a symbol that has the first letters of a person's first, middle, and last names and that is put on towels, blankets, clothes, etc., as a decoration or to show ownership


mono·​gram | \ ˈmä-nə-ˌgram How to pronounce monogram (audio) \

Kids Definition of monogram

: a design usually made by combining two or more of a person's initials


Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!