monumental

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin monumentālis, from Latin monumentum; equivalent to monument +‎ -al.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌmɒnjʊˈmɛntəl/

AdjectiveEdit

monumental (comparative more monumental, superlative most monumental)

  1. In the manner of a monument.
  2. Large, grand and imposing.
  3. Taking a great amount of time and effort to complete.
    • 2012 March-April, Terrence J. Sejnowski, “Well-connected Brains”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 2, page 171:
      Creating a complete map of the human connectome would therefore be a monumental milestone but not the end of the journey to understanding how our brains work.
    a monumental task
  4. (archaeology) Relating to monuments.
    Monumental construction.

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TranslationsEdit

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin monumentālis, from Latin monumentum; equivalent to monument +‎ -al.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

monumental (masculine and feminine plural monumentals)

  1. monumental

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From monument (monument) +‎ -al, from French monumental, from Late Latin monumentālis, from Latin monumentum (reminder, monument).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /monuməntaːl/, [monumənˈtˢæːˀl]

AdjectiveEdit

monumental

  1. monumental (large, grand and imposing)

InflectionEdit

Inflection of monumental
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular monumental 2
Neuter singular monumentalt 2
Plural monumentale 2
Definite attributive1 monumentale
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin monumentālis, from Latin monumentum; equivalent to monument +‎ -al.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɔ.ny.mɑ̃.tal/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

monumental (feminine singular monumentale, masculine plural monumentaux, feminine plural monumentales)

  1. monumental

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin monumentālis.

AdjectiveEdit

monumental m or f (plural monumentais)

  1. monumental

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin monumentālis, via French monumental.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

monumental (comparative monumentaler, superlative am monumentalsten)

  1. monumental

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin monumentālis, via French monumental.

AdjectiveEdit

monumental (neuter singular monumentalt, definite singular and plural monumentale)

  1. monumental

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin monumentālis, via French monumental.

AdjectiveEdit

monumental (neuter singular monumentalt, definite singular and plural monumentale)

  1. monumental

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin monumentālis.

AdjectiveEdit

monumental m or f (plural monumentais, comparable)

  1. monumental
    Synonym: monumentoso

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Further readingEdit

  • monumental” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin monumentālis, from Latin monumentum; equivalent to monumento +‎ -al.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /monumenˈtal/, [monumẽn̪ˈt̪al]

AdjectiveEdit

monumental (plural monumentales)

  1. monumental

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit