[ mon-yuh-men-tl ]
/ ˌmɒn yəˈmɛn tl /
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.
serving as a monument.
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Origin of monumental
OTHER WORDS FROM monumental
mon·u·men·tal·ism, nounmon·u·men·tal·i·ty, nounmon·u·men·tal·ly, adverbpre·mon·u·men·tal, adjective
Words nearby monumental
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British Dictionary definitions for monumentality
/ (ˌmɒnjʊˈmɛntəl) /
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 monumentalmonumentality, nounmonumentally, adverb
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