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), monogrammed, monogramming.
to decorate with a monogram.

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

monogrammatic [mon-uh-gruh-mat-ik] , monogrammatical, monogrammic, adjective
unmonogrammed, adjective

monogram, monograph. Unabridged
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monogram (ˈmɒnəˌɡræm)
1.  a design of one or more letters, esp initials, embroidered on clothing, printed on stationery, etc
vb , monograms, monogramming, monogrammed
2.  (tr; usually passive) to decorate (clothing, stationery, etc) with a monogram
[C17: from Late Latin monogramma, from Greek; see mono-, -gram]

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Word Origin & History

1690s, from Fr. monogramme, from L.L. monogramma (5c.), from Late Gk. monogrammon, "a character formed of several letters in one design," especially in ref. to the signature of the Byzantine emperors, from neut. of monogrammos (adj.) "consisting of a single letter," lit. "drawn with single lines," from
Gk. monos "single, alone" + gramma "letter, line." Earlier it meant "sketch or picture drawn in lines only, without shading or color," a sense also found in Latin and probably in Greek. Related: Monogrammed.
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