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monogram

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noun mono·gram \ˈmä-nə-ˌgram\

Definition of monogram

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

monogrammatic

play \ˌmä-nə-grə-ˈma-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of monogram

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


First Known Use: circa 1696

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monogram

verb mono·gram

Definition of monogram

monogrammed

monogramming

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to mark with a monogram

monogrammer

play \-ˌgra-mər\ noun

1868

First Known Use of monogram

1868

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MONOGRAM Defined for English Language Learners

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monogram

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noun mono·gram \ˈmä-nə-ˌgram\

Definition of monogram for English Language Learners

  • : 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


MONOGRAM Defined for Kids

monogram

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noun mono·gram \ˈmä-nə-ˌgram\

Definition of monogram for Students

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



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