monogram

[mon-uh-gram]
noun
1.
a design consisting of two or more alphabetic letters combined or interlaced, commonly one's initials, often printed on stationery, embroidered on clothing, etc.
2.
a single emblematic or decorative letter; applied initial.
verb (used with object), monogrammed, monogramming.
3.
to decorate with a monogram.

Origin:
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.
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monogram (ˈmɒnəˌɡræm)
 
n
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]
 
monogrammatic
 
adj

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monogram
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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Example sentences
Skip the needle and thread and instead use stamps to make easy monogrammed handkerchiefs.
The modern and comfortably furnished guest rooms are cheery and immaculate, with new bathrooms and monogrammed pressed sheets.
Each piece of clothing, each photograph, each bejeweled mirror and monogrammed napkin became a genie's lamp waiting to be rubbed.
When he gesticulates, his watch and monogrammed cuff links glint in rhythmic display.
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