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

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 Add their monogram and choose a color and envelope type. Alyssa Gautieri, Good Housekeeping, 28 July 2022 Of course, the Gucci monogram makes an appearance throughout the collection, embroidered on blankets, cushions, and emblazoned across various catch-all trays. Helena Madden, ELLE Decor, 27 July 2022 There's an option to even add a monogram for an additional $15. Jamie Kim, Good Housekeeping, 12 July 2022 In the letter, which was printed on stationery that included her royal monogram, Meghan expressed gratitude for their work. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 June 2022 The version dedicated to Victoria celebrates her accession to the throne, with a cap and barrel in translucent red lacquer recalling her coronation dress and an 18-karat champagne-tone gold overlay depicting her monogram. Nancy Olson, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 The Falize monogram is itself emblematic of love, the diamond for eternal passion while the pearl symbolizes Venus, both being born from the sea and the shell. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 8 June 2022 Among the best fits are the singer's brown leather suit, featuring a monogram Louis Vuitton coat, and her leopard-print Alaïa coat from this year's NBA All-Star game. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 May 2022 The wordmark is a type of logo that consists exclusively of text, such as a company name or a monogram. CNN, 21 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb It can also be carried over the shoulder and has a spot to monogram the bag on the front making the Briggs & Riley Baseline Underseat Duffle a great travel gift. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 24 Apr. 2022 Someone on Etsy not only makes these, but will monogram your initials on the cover. Mary Carole Mccauley,, 22 Feb. 2022 These Mark & Graham personalized passport covers are a super-popular newlywed gift, thanks to the usability of the item and the fact that gift givers can monogram the leather in a variety of font styles and colors. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, 12 June 2021 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 See More

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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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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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