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monarch (ˈmɒnək Pronunciation for monarch



  1. a sovereign head of state, esp a king, queen, or emperor, who rules usually by hereditary right
  2. a supremely powerful or pre-eminent person or thing
  3. Also called: milkweed. a large migratory butterfly, Danaus plexippus, that has orange-and-black wings and feeds on the milkweed plant: family Danaidae

Derived Forms

monarchal (mɒˈnɑːkəl Pronunciation for monarchal , monarchial (mɒˈnɑːkɪəl Pronunciation for monarchial  adjective
moˈnarchally adverb
moˈnarchical, moˈnarchic adjective
moˈnarchically adverb
ˈmonarchism noun
ˈmonarchist noun, adjective
ˌmonarˈchistic adjective

Word Origin

C15: from Late Latin monarcha, from Greek; see mono-, -arch


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= ruler, king or queen, sovereign, tsar, potentate, crowned head, emperor or empress, prince or princess

Translations for 'monarch'

  • British English: monarchPronunciation for monarch A monarch is a king or queen.ˈmɒnək NOUN
  • Arabic: مَلِكٌPronunciation for مَلِكٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: monarcaPronunciation for monarca
  • Chinese: 君主Pronunciation for 君主
  • Croatian: monarhPronunciation for monarh
  • Czech: vládcePronunciation for vládce vládkyně
  • Danish: monarkPronunciation for monark
  • Dutch: vorstPronunciation for vorst
  • European Spanish: monarcaPronunciation for monarca
  • Finnish: monarkkiPronunciation for monarkki
  • French: monarquePronunciation for monarque
  • German: MonarchPronunciation for Monarch Monarchin
  • Greek: μονάρχηςPronunciation for μονάρχης
  • Italian: monarcaPronunciation for monarca
  • Japanese: 君主Pronunciation for 君主
  • Korean: 세습적 군주Pronunciation for 세습적 군주
  • Norwegian: monarkPronunciation for monark
  • Polish: monarchaPronunciation for monarcha
  • Portuguese: monarcaPronunciation for monarca
  • Romanian: monarh monarhi
  • Russian: монархPronunciation for монарх
  • Spanish: monarcaPronunciation for monarca
  • Swedish: monarkPronunciation for monark
  • Thai: เจ้าแผ่นดินPronunciation for เจ้าแผ่นดิน
  • Turkish: kralPronunciation for kral
  • Ukrainian: монарх
  • Vietnamese: quốc vương, nữ hoàngPronunciation for quốc vương, nữ hoàng

Example Sentences Including 'monarch'

All rather sensitive ones for whichever monarch that ordered them.
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)
Pendergood walked up to his monarch , took and kissed his hand and, with the Pashtun's usual aplomb, sat down and began to talk.
Shah, Idries Kara Kush
The bearded monarch was poised over the block, and the masked executioner held a sword aloft.
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)


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