monumental

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

monument +‎ -al

Adjective[edit]

monumental (comparative more monumental, superlative most monumental)

  1. In the manner of a monument.
  2. Large, grand and imposing. Fitting to be a monument to someone or something.
  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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Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

monumental m, f (masculine and feminine plural monumentals)

  1. monumental

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From monument (monument) +‎ -al, from French monumental, from Medieval Latin monumentalis, from Latin monumentum (reminder, monument).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

monumental

  1. monumental (large, grand and imposing)

Inflection[edit]

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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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. monumental

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

monumental (comparative monumentaler, superlative am monumentalsten)

  1. monumental

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin monumentalis, via French monumental

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. monumental

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin monumentalis, via French monumental

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. monumental

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

monumental m, f (plural monumentales)

  1. monumental

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