monumental

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

Definition of monumental

  1. 1 :  serving as or resembling a monument :  massive <monumental sculptures>; also :  highly significant :  outstanding <a monumental painting that stunned the American public>

  2. 2 :  of or relating to a monument <modern monumental architecture>

  3. 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.

1596

First Known Use of monumental

1596


MONUMENTAL Defined for English Language Learners

monumental

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

Definition of monumental for English Language Learners

  • : very important

  • : very great or extreme

  • : of or relating to a monument



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