monumental

adjective mon·u·men·tal \ ˌmän-yə-ˈmen-tᵊl \

Definition of monumental

1 :serving as or resembling a monument :massive
  • monumental sculptures
; also :highly significant :outstanding
  • a monumental painting that stunned the American public
2 :of or relating to a monument
  • modern monumental architecture
3 :very great
  • a monumental misunderstanding

monumentality

play \-mən-ˈta-lə-tē, -ˌmen-\ noun

monumentally

play \-tᵊl-ē\ adverb

Examples of monumental in a Sentence

  1. It's more than a mistake; it's a case of monumental stupidity.

  2. the monumental complexity of the issue

  3. Repairing the damage will be a monumental task.

  4. The class was about modern monumental architecture.

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First Known Use of monumental

1596


MONUMENTAL Defined for English Language Learners

monumental

adjective

Definition of monumental for English Language Learners

  • : very important

  • : very great or extreme

  • : of or relating to a monument



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