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Meaning of MONOGRAM

Pronunciation:  'mânugrum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a graphic symbol consisting of 2 or more letters combined (usually your initials); printed on stationery or embroidered on clothing

MONOGRAM is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: symbol



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mon"o*gram\, n. [L. monogramma; Gr. ? single + ?
letter, fr. ? to write: cf. F. monogramme. See {Graphic}.]
1. A character or cipher composed of two or more letters
   interwoven or combined so as to represent a name, or a
   part of it (usually the initials). Monograms are often
   used on seals, ornamental pins, rings, buttons, and by
   painters, engravers, etc., to distinguish their works.

Note: The monogram above, combining the letters of the name
      {Karolvs}, was used by Charlemagne.

2. A picture in lines; a sketch. [R.]

3. An arbitrary sign for a word. [R.]

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