Definition of monogram in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmänəˌɡram/


A motif of two or more letters, typically a person’s initials, usually interwoven or otherwise combined in a decorative design, used as a logo or to identify a personal possession.
Example sentences
  • Many couples include monograms or logos that are repeated other places in the wedding and reception as well.
  • For a touch of elegance and personalization, embellish the pocket with an embroidered monogram or crest.
  • Use strips of ribbon or braid to make a family monogram, or embroider it by hand or machine.


[with object]
Decorate with a monogram: (as adjective monogrammed) monogrammed sheets
More example sentences
  • Other quick-change options include crocheted doilies, printed tea towels, monogrammed napkins, or hemmed fabric remnants.
  • Her Portland, Oregon, home is full of the things she loves - peeling painted furniture, Mexican artifacts, architectural salvage, monogrammed French linens.
  • Gliding around the courtroom in one of his deep-blue suits and white monogrammed shirts, Perri tells the jury that Aimes lied in his original statement to the police.



Pronunciation: /ˌmänəɡrəˈmatik/


Late 17th century: from French monogramme, from late Latin monogramma, from Greek.

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Syllabification: mon·o·gram

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