monogram

[mon-uh-gram]

noun

a design consisting of two or more alphabetic letters combined or interlaced, commonly one's initials, often printed on stationery, embroidered on clothing, etc.
a single emblematic or decorative letter; applied initial.

verb (used with object), mon·o·grammed, mon·o·gram·ming.

to decorate with a monogram.

Nearby words

  1. monogenous,
  2. monogeny,
  3. monoglot,
  4. monoglot ,
  5. monoglyceride,
  6. monogrammatic,
  7. monogrammed,
  8. monograph,
  9. monographer,
  10. monographic

Origin of monogram

1600–10; < Late Latin monogramma, irregular < Late Greek monógrammon. See mono-, -gram1

Related formsmon·o·gram·mat·ic [mon-uh-gruh-mat-ik] /ˌmɒn ə grəˈmæt ɪk/, mon·o·gram·mat·i·cal, mon·o·gram·mic, adjectiveun·mon·o·grammed, adjective

Can be confusedmonogram monograph

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British Dictionary definitions for monogram

monogram

noun

a design of one or more letters, esp initials, embroidered on clothing, printed on stationery, etc

verb monograms, monogramming or monogrammed

(tr; usually passive) to decorate (clothing, stationery, etc) with a monogram
Derived Formsmonogrammatic (ˌmɒnəɡrəˈmætɪk), adjective

Word Origin for monogram

C17: from Late Latin monogramma, from Greek; see mono-, -gram

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