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People think our work is monumental because it's art, but human beings do much bigger things: they build giant airports, highways for thousands of miles, much, much bigger than what we create.
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Meaning of "monumental" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MONUMENTAL

monumental  [ˌmɒnjʊˈmɛntəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MONUMENTAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Monumental is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES MONUMENTAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of monumental in the English dictionary

The definition of monumental in the dictionary is like a monument, esp in large size, endurance, or importance. Other definition of monumental is of, relating to, or being a monument.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MONUMENTAL


detrimental
ˌdɛtrɪˈmɛntəl
documental
ˌdɒkjʊˈmɛntəl
elemental
ˌɛlɪˈmɛntəl
experimental
ɪkˌspɛrɪˈmɛntəl
fundamental
ˌfʌndəˈmɛntəl
governmental
ˌɡʌvənˈmɛntəl
incremental
ˌɪnkrɪˈmɛntəl
instrumental
ˌɪnstrəˈmɛntəl
intergovernmental
ˌɪntəˌɡʌvəˈmɛntəl
judgemental
dʒʌdʒˈmɛntəl
judgmental
dʒʌdʒˈmɛntəl
mental
ˈmɛntəl
ornamental
ˌɔːnəˈmɛntəl
regimental
ˌrɛdʒɪˈmɛntəl
rudimental
ˌruːdɪˈmɛntəl
sacramental
ˌsækrəˈmɛntəl
segmental
sɛɡˈmɛntəl
sentimental
ˌsɛntɪˈmɛntəl
supplemental
ˌsʌplɪˈmɛntəl
temperamental
ˌtɛmpərəˈmɛntəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MONUMENTAL

montre
Montreal
Montreuil
Montreux
Montrose
Montserrat
monture
monty
monument
monumental mason
monumentalise
monumentality
monumentalize
monumentally
monuron
mony
Monza
monzonite
monzonitic
monzygous

WORDS THAT END LIKE MONUMENTAL

accidental
car rental
coincidental
Continental
dental
departmental
developmental
Emmental
environmental
horizontal
incidental
intercontinental
occidental
oriental
parental
placental
rental
thiopental
transcendental
transcontinental
video rental

Synonyms and antonyms of monumental in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MONUMENTAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «monumental» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of monumental

Translation of «monumental» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MONUMENTAL

Find out the translation of monumental to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of monumental from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «monumental» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

巨大的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

monumental
570 millions of speakers

English

monumental
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्मारकीय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأثرية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

монументальный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

monumental
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্মারক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

monumental
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Monumental
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ungeheuer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

途方もない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

엄청난
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Monumental
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hoành tráng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நினைவுச்சின்ன
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्मारक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

anıtsal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

monumentale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

monumentalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

монументальний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

monumental
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μνημειακό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

monumentale
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

monumentala
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

monumental
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of monumental

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MONUMENTAL»

The term «monumental» is very widely used and occupies the 17.535 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MONUMENTAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about monumental

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10 QUOTES WITH «MONUMENTAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word monumental.
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Harold Brodkey
It is like visiting one's funeral, like visiting loss in its purest and most monumental form, this wild darkness, which is not only unknown but which one cannot enter as oneself.
2
Christo
We have created indoor installations inside museums, like the Wrapped Floor at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 1968, and not monumental at all by any standards.
3
Christo
People think our work is monumental because it's art, but human beings do much bigger things: they build giant airports, highways for thousands of miles, much, much bigger than what we create.
4
Christo
It appears to be monumental only because it's art.
5
Leslie Fiedler
I think Henry Miller has had huge influence not because he wrote about sex, but because the memoir or the nonfiction novel has become such a monumental force in American publishing, if not in literature.
6
Martin Filler
Despite the persistent image of the architect as a heroic loner erecting monumental edifices through sheer force of will, the building art has always been a highly cooperative enterprise.
7
Samuel Goldwyn
I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn't like it.
8
Howard Hughes
The Hercules' was a monumental undertaking. It is the largest aircraft ever built... I put the sweat of my life into this thing.
9
Martin Jacques
Never underestimate the ability of political leaders to misread history on a monumental scale. The invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan have both served to hasten western decline: they have both failed to achieve their objectives and in the process demonstrated an underlying western impotence.
10
Stephan Jenkins
I think if it's not monumental, there's no point.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MONUMENTAL»

Discover the use of monumental in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to monumental and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Syro-Hittite Monumental Art and the Archaeology of ...
This volume explores how Syro-Hittite monumental art was used as a powerful backdrop to important ritual events, and opens up a new perspective by situating monumental art in the context of public performances and civic spectacles of great ...
Alessandra Gilibert, 2011
2
Marble Past, Monumental Present: Building With Antiquities ...
The book argues that marble-rich sites and cities around this lake were linked at various times and in varying degrees by trade, pilgrimage, war and diplomacy, as well as by the imperatives of religion - Venice to Alexandria, Damascus to ...
Michael Greenhalgh, 2009
3
The Monumental Impulse: Architecture's Biological Roots
The book is both learned andentertaining, and is abundantly illustrated with fascinating visual comparisons.
George Hersey, 2001
4
Haida Monumental Art: Villages of the Queen Charlotte Islands
As well, this edition contains the complete text from the first edition, including site plans and detailed descriptions of fifteen major villages and several smaller sites, which are catalogued by house and pole.
George F. MacDonald, 2011
5
Monumental Melville: The Formation of a Literary Career
His meticulous, learned, and compelling explication of Melville's writing makes a formidable case for the importance of close reading, teaching us what Melville really requires from a reader; this book should therefore be a prerequisite to ...
Edgar A. Dryden, 2004
6
Monumental Ambivalence: The Politics of Heritage
In this ambitious book, Lisa Breglia investigates "heritage" as an arena in which a variety of private and public actors compete for the right to benefit, economically and otherwise, from controlling cultural patrimony.
Lisa C. Breglia, 2009
7
Monumental Classic Architecture in Great Britain and Ireland
Detailed text and illustrations examine the buildings of the great neoclassical period, 1730–1875.
Albert E. Richardson, 2001
8
A Place in History: Social and Monumental Time in a Cretan Town
Michael Herzfeld describes what happens when a bureaucracy charged with historic conservation clashes with a local populace hostile to the state and suspicious of tourism.
Michael Herzfeld, 1991
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More Monumental Inscriptions: Tombstones of the British West ...
The companion volume does the same for tombstone inscriptions in the British West Indies outside Barbados.
Vere Langford Oliver, 2007
10
Mummy Mazes: A Monumental Book
Twenty-eight detachable posters present maze-puzzles focusing on life in ancient Egypt, from the Colossi of Memnon to the heart of long-lost tombs, from the Great Pyramids at Gaza and the Sphinx, to Egyptian constellations and the Door to ...
Elizabeth Carpenter, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MONUMENTAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term monumental is used in the context of the following news items.
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A 'monumental' rescue: Coast Guardsman swims a mile in choppy …
A Coast Guard spokesman called it “an amazing story,” a “monumental effort,” of the sort he'd never heard or seen before. It started with an ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
2
Monumental decision
Cox's Corner Monumental decision. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. «Grandlakenews, Jul 15»
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Cosentino: Changing state constitution a monumental task
Last week the Rockefeller Institute of Government, in partnership with several other organizations, kicked off a campaign to inform the public ... «Auburn Citizen, Jul 15»
4
Ready for a monumental ride
This weekend, Seaford native Michele Walsh Myers will set out on a journey like no other. She is planning to complete a 450-plus mile bike ride ... «liherald, Jul 15»
5
Tuesday Wrap: Monumental disputes
Raleigh, N.C. — After a second day of heated debate, the House gave final approval Tuesday to a bill that would require legislative approval to ... «WRAL.com, Jul 15»
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Monumental decision: Who should be honored in place of the …
The unveiling of the Robert E. Lee statue in 1884 was attended by Jefferson Davis and Gen. P.G.T Beauregard. The roundabout, here pictured ... «The lens, Jul 15»
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Taj authority, a monumental failure
Sixteen years since it was formed, the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) Authority still does not have its own administrative set-up. Result: Most actions ... «Deccan Herald, Jul 15»
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Andritz wins rewind, cavitation repair contract for 810-MW Lower …
Lower Monumental is located on the Snake River. The district took bids last year to refurbish thrust bearing shoes at Lower Monumental and ... «HydroWorld, Jul 15»
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Monumental undertaking
What to do about New Orleans' Confederate monuments — if anything — has been a hot topic since the Confederate flag flap in South Carolina and Mayor ... «bestofneworleans.com, Jul 15»
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MAC reaches monumental settlement in class action lawsuit against …
mac logo The Michigan Association of Chiropractors (MAC) is proud to announce that after months of intense negotiations, a settlement has ... «Chiropractic Economics, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Monumental [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/monumental>. May 2020 ».
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