Dictionary.com

monumental

[ mon-yuh-men-tl ]
/ ˌmɒn yəˈmɛn tl /
Save This Word!

adjective
resembling a monument; massive or imposing.
exceptionally great, as in quantity, quality, extent, or degree: a monumental work.
of historical or enduring significance: a monumental victory.
Fine Arts. having the quality of being larger than life; of heroic scale.
of or relating to a monument or monuments.
serving as a monument.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of monumental

From the Late Latin word monumentālis, dating back to 1595–1605. See monument, -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM monumental

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use monumental in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for monumental

monumental
/ (ˌmɒnjʊˈmɛntəl) /

adjective
like a monument, esp in large size, endurance, or importancea monumental work of art
of, relating to, or being a monument
informal (intensifier)monumental stupidity

Derived forms of monumental

monumentality, nounmonumentally, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK