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

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Other Words from monogram


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


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

Examples of monogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun This wallet also looks great with a monogram of up to four letters. Madeline Diamond, Travel + Leisure, "These Stylish Leather Goods Make Perfect Father’s Day Gifts — and They’re 20% Off Right Now," 12 June 2020 The ladylike handbag came in both cloth with the brand’s signature GG monogram and lambskin, and always included a signature piston strap closure. Eliza Huber,, "Original Gucci Jackie Bags Are Less Than £300 Right Now — But Not For Long," 2 Mar. 2020 Associated Press To get that monogram tote bag by Louis Vuitton or leather Flashtrek sneakers by Gucci, the go-to place had been luxury department stores. Anne D’innocenzio, USA TODAY, "Chanel and champagne: How luxury goods stores are trying to lure shoppers from the internet," 23 Dec. 2019 Burberry integrated a rat wearing a pearl necklace onto its monogram. Kim Bhasin,, "Can Rats Be Chic? Fashion Labels Are Trying For Lunar New Year," 8 May 2020 His teacher drew little monograms on the chalkboard using each student’s initials. Emily Witt, The New Yorker, "Telfar Clemens’s Mass Appeal," 9 Mar. 2020 The location also has a #MakeItTiffany personalization bar, which gives shoppers the chance to engrave symbols or monograms on select products. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "There's a New Tiffany & Co. Vending Machine in London," 30 July 2018 Fire Department Coffee’s logo features the letters F, D and C, intertwined in a stylized monogram, just like the one for the Chicago Fire Department, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. USA TODAY, "Tibetan monks at turtle release, puppy rescue 911: News from around our 50 states," 3 Feb. 2020 The first look showed Cardi poolside wearing a Louis Vuitton bikini (in a Murakami monogram print). Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Cardi B Hits the Beach in a Dress with Gigantic Orange Wings," 16 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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, "9 Best Tote Bags, Whether You're Traveling or Grocery Shopping," 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, "The Year’s Most Coveted Bags Are Officially Also the Smallest," 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, "US prosecutors accuse Honduran president of drug conspiracy," 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,, "8 ways to make a house a home for a blended family," 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, "Kylie Jenner Shows Off Stormi’s Custom Cartier Bracelet," 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,, "Meghan Markle Walks Down the Aisle with Her Adorable Page Boys and Bridesmaids: See the Photos!," 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, "Stellina and David Katzenberg’s Stunning Tuscan Wedding in Florence," 30 Dec. 2017 This charming bedroom from Tobi Tobin has always been a favorite of mine — classic white monogramed bedding in a room wrapped in that marvelous damask wallpaper. Scot Meacham Wood, House Beautiful, "7 Steps to Your Perfect Bed," 9 June 2014

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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

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The first known use of monogram was circa 1696

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17 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Monogram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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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

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