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mono·​gram ˈmä-nə-ˌgram How to pronounce monogram (audio)
: a sign of identity usually formed of the combined initials of a name
monogrammatic adjective


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monogrammed; monogramming

transitive verb

: to mark with a monogram
monogrammer noun

Examples of monogram in a Sentence

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All the styles included are the Unlined Bra and Cheeky Panty, the Thong Panty, an Underwire Teddy, the Slip, the Sleep Top, and the Sleep Shorts all feature a Savage X Fenty monogram. Essence, 1 Apr. 2024 This whimsical range of goods includes a chess box, golf bag, sneakers, clothing, hats and other accessories along with classic Louis Vuitton monogram pieces with a twist. The Editors, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2024 While Prince Edward, 59, and Sophie, 58, have yet to officially circulate the festive message through the royal family's social media channels, royals editor Richard Eden said the card featured their joint monogram with a simple message. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 19 Dec. 2023 However, don’t be afraid to use that monogram from your invitation suite. Shelby Wax, Vogue, 19 Dec. 2023 Per Louis Vuitton, his signature touches include a craggy monogram hand-drawn by Tyler, the Creator, and representations of daisies and Airedale Terriers hidden within LV flowers. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Mar. 2024 All can be customized at the cuff or pocket with 20 monogram styles in 45 colors embroidered at Matouk’s factory in Fall River, Mass. Nicole Demarco Dalya Benor Caitie Kelly Juan A. Ramírez Monica Mendal Janet Siroto, New York Times, 14 Mar. 2024 In a final flourish, the crown of each model is set with the same stone that adorns the corresponding GLV monogram on the dial. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 12 Mar. 2024 Hers are a pair of white Louis Vuitton monogram jeans that retail for $2,090. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 28 Feb. 2024
We're also known for find a way to monogram our Easter baskets, so no one is left confused after the egg hunt. Valerie Fraser Luesse, Southern Living, 22 Feb. 2024 Perfect for wedding gifts, birthday presents, or picking out a little something for yourself, the brand carries suitcases, purses, passport covers, jewelry cases, and more with the option to monogram most items for an extra fee (or even for free in some cases). Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 6 Dec. 2023 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

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Word History



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

First Known Use


circa 1696, in the meaning defined above


1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monogram was circa 1696

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“Monogram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: an identifying or decorative symbol usually made up of a person's initials
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