[ mon-uh-gram ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌgræm /


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.

Origin of monogram

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

Related forms

mon·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 confused

monogram monograph Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for monogrammatic


/ (ˈmɒnəˌɡræm) /


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 Forms

monogrammatic (ˌmɒnəɡrəˈmætɪk), adjective

Word Origin for monogram

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