Monster - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmɑːnstər|  American pronunciation of the word monster
Brit.  |ˈmɒnstə|  British pronunciation of the word monster


- an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts
- someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful (syn: behemoth, colossus, giant, goliath)
- a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed (syn: freak, monstrosity)
- a cruel wicked and inhuman person (syn: demon, devil, fiend, ogre)
- (medicine) a grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus

Extra examples

That car is a monster.

Inflation has become an economic monster.

The movie turned out to be a monster hit.

Only a monster could kill all those women.

I've got to get home and feed this little monster.

Did you see the fish Dad caught? It was a monster!

There's a monster of a spider in the bath!

The song was a monster hit.

The Chimera is a monster in Greek mythology that is part lion, part goat, and part serpent.

Contrary to popular myth, no monster lives in this lake.

...a monster in the closet would not have been the first chimera that the boy had seen in his mind's eye... The Odyssey, Ulysses is trapped between the six-headed monster Scylla and Charybdis, a deadly whirlpool that threatens to suck in his ship...

She's nothing but a lying, scheming little monster!

Loch Ness monster

He transformed into a monster

Word forms

singular: monster
plural: monsters
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