mono·​graph | \ ˈmä-nə-ˌgraf How to pronounce monograph (audio) \

Definition of monograph

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a learned treatise on a small area of learning his concise monograph on The Authorship of Shakespeare's Plays— Brian Vickers also : a written account of a single thing wrote a monograph on the art of origami


monographed; monographing; monographs

Definition of monograph (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to write a monograph on

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from monograph


monographic \ ˌmä-​nə-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce monograph (audio) \ adjective

Examples of monograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Their explosive collaboration is chronicled in TASCHEN’s new monograph, simply titled Peter Lindbergh Azzedine Alaïa. Natasha Gural, Forbes, 24 May 2021 Spike Lee will explore his entire filmography in the upcoming book Spike, the first career-spanning monograph dedicated to the legendary filmmaker. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 19 May 2021 That piercing gaze is the subject of Comte’s first monograph, a 200-page book that marks the first five years of his photography career. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 22 Feb. 2021 Last February, Columbia University art historian Michael Cole published a substantial monograph on Sofonisba Anguissola, a 16th century Italian artist. John Hooper, WSJ, 8 Dec. 2020 This monograph from David Zwirner Books chronicles the career of the late Noah Davis, a painter who founded Los Angeles’ influential Underground Museum. Los Angeles Times, 30 Oct. 2020 The shop carries books printed in the late ’60s all the way up to a Paul Mpagi Sepuya monograph published in April of this year. Liam Hess, Vogue, 14 Sep. 2020 According to the statement, Norby most recently penned a monograph titled Water, Bones, and Bombs. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Sep. 2020 There's also a monograph about my work that's coming out later this year from the Anchorage Museum and the German art book publisher, Hirmer. Michael Calore, Wired, 31 Aug. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'monograph.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of monograph


1797, in the meaning defined above


1856, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About monograph

Time Traveler for monograph

Time Traveler

The first known use of monograph was in 1797

See more words from the same year

Statistics for monograph

Last Updated

27 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Monograph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for monograph


mono·​graph | \ ˈmän-ə-ˌgraf How to pronounce monograph (audio) \

Medical Definition of monograph

1 : a learned detailed treatise covering a small area of a field of learning this monograph covers the development of intravenous anesthesia from 1872Journal of the American Medical Association
2 : a description (as in the United States Pharmacopeia) of the name, chemical formula, and uniform method for determining the strength and purity of a drug

Other Words from monograph

monograph transitive verb


Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!