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monument

mon·u·ment

monument

 
 
pronunciation:
man y mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something built in memory of a person, event, or special deed.
The monument in front of the hospital honored the doctor who had saved so many lives.
synonyms:
memorial, shrine
similar words:
headstone, marker, pillar, shaft, tomb, tombstone
definition 2: a special or great example; an example worth special attention.
Beethoven's symphonies are a monument in the history of music.
similar words:
ideal, model, pattern, standard
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