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

Examples of monogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Combining Beats sound quality with MCM's signature cognac monogram, the merger of fashion and tech is perfect for music lovers. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sound Off: Beats by Dr. Dre and MCM Team Up For Capsule Collection," 13 May 2015 According to the brand's Instagram Stories, the new designs were inspired by a 1908 monogram for Thomas Burberry that Tisci discovered while on a visit to the Burberry archives. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Riccardo Tisci Reveals New Burberry Logo and Monogram," 2 Aug. 2018 The new monogram print is made up of interlocking Ts and Bs, which stand for the founder, Thomas Burberry. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Burberry Changes Its Logo Under Riccardo Tisci’s Creative Direction," 2 Aug. 2018 An eggplant placemat is appliqued with a border of coral and paired with Leotine's Chopstick monogram for an unforgettable table bathed in color. Sarah Bray, ELLE Decor, "The Personalized Touch Your Dinner Table Needs," 21 Mar. 2014 After all, there was good cause to celebrate: the house just launched a new monogram, the Gancini. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Salvatore Ferragamo Kicks off Fashion Week with an Intimate Dinner at Sant Ambroeus," 9 Feb. 2019 According to The Daily Mail, guests were also gifted a custom silver coin with the couple's custom monogram on the front and Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi on the back. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Everything We Know About Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's Wedding So Far," 10 Nov. 2018 The message, which was recently shared by Instagram user @LoopyCrown3, is handwritten on stationery with the couple's joint monogram. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "Princess Eugenie And Jack Brooksbank Are "Overwhelmed with Happiness" Following Their Royal Wedding," 6 Nov. 2018 Making his first major move as creative director at Burberry, Riccardo Tisci has unveiled a new logo and monogram for the British heritage brand. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Riccardo Tisci Reveals New Burberry Logo and Monogram," 2 Aug. 2018

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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 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 Use a rotary punch and metal letter stamps to monogram them for a personalized touch. 15. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "15 Homemade Mother's Day Gifts That Don't Suck," 11 May 2018 The suite even includes bags from her favorite store, Bloomingdales, plus monogramed Dorothy Draper cocktail glasses and a vintage Dom Perignon Champagne bucket in the bar. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "You Can Now Vacation in Marilyn Monroe’s Former Home," 31 May 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 Use a rotary punch and metal letter stamps to monogram them for a personalized touch. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "15 Homemade Mother's Day Gifts for the Best Mom Ever," 20 Mar. 2018 Southerners will find an excuse to monogram just about anything, even items as small or unsubstantial as napkins or house slippers. Mary Shannon Wells, Southern Living, "How to Monogram with a Double Name," 24 Jan. 2018 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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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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