Mono Words

Use the definitions to guess these words that all start with the prefix "mono".
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Last updated: October 14, 2019
First submittedOctober 12, 2019
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Definition
Word
The control of an entire market by a single company
Monopoly
An eyeglass for one eye
Monocle
A train that runs on a single track
Monorail
Something made from one large block of stone
Monolith
A lengthy, uninterrupted speech in a play or novel
Monologue
Someone who only believes in one god
Monotheist
The practice of being married to only one person at a time
Monogamy
A design composed of one or more letters, used as an identifying mark
Monogram
Having a one-word name such as Prince or Cher
Mononymous
A chemical compound that has a single oxygen atom
Monoxide
The full name of a contagious disease known as "mono" for short
Mononucleosis
Mental disorder characterized with an unhealthy obsession with some particular thing
Monomania
A style of speaking with no variation in pitch, volume, or inflection
Monotone
Having only a single color
Monochromatic
Knowing only a single language
Monolingual
Group of animals that includes echidnas and platypuses
Monotremes
The cultivation of a single crop, or, a society with no diversity
Monoculture
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Level 76
Oct 12, 2019
Could you accept monotonous for monotony? Not strictly the noun it asks for, but the same root.
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Level ∞
Oct 13, 2019
Having monotony and monotone on the same quiz is somewhat problematic for this request. I decided to replace monotony with monomania. Monotonous will now be accepted for monotone.
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Level 80
Oct 12, 2019
Indentifying should be identifying.
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Level ∞
Oct 13, 2019
Okay.
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Level 84
Oct 12, 2019
The photo appears to be a pince-nez, not a monocle.
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Level 74
Oct 13, 2019
Yep that photo's definitely got two lenses - I think it belongs in the bi quiz!
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Level ∞
Oct 13, 2019
D'oh. My fault. Now fixed.
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Level 67
Oct 13, 2019
missed monomania, never heard of it, tried monophilia and mononymous, also hadnt heard of it and tried mononym mononomen. couldnt get the right mix of latin and english..

Happy and a bit surprised I got monotremes. When I read the clue I thought ow yea they are in one group, but I have never learned that name, nor consciously looked at it when coming across is, just mon..blabla reading on. So somehow my subconscious picked it up! because I got/guessed it right. But well eventhough it felt like a guess to me, getting it right in one clearly means I must have stored it even if I wasnt paying attention.

So totally happy with 15/17 the average is pretty high on this quiz with 13/15 imo, maybe because it is still new?

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Level 67
Oct 13, 2019
And I guess to others monomania is rather wellknown? because it got guessed quite a decent amount of times (more than the single oxygen question)

Maybe it doesnt occur everywhere ;) jk but perhaps in other place it is perhaps classified as part of another disorder? I find it very strange I have never heard about it (and it is not guessed like 10% but 64% so it is something known outthere)

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Level 82
Oct 14, 2019
Got monotreme from Phineas and Ferb. Thank you, Perry the Platypus!
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Level 58
Oct 14, 2019
Accept monogamous and mononym?
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Level ∞
Oct 14, 2019
Monagamous will work now. Mononym won't, since people don't like it when answers complete prematurely.
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Level 38
Dec 1, 2019
Couldn't the clue be changed slightly to make mononym the right answer? So if people tried mononymous they'd still get it. I tried mononym several times, it never occurred to me to add '-ous' as I've never heard it said like that.
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Level 60
Dec 22, 2019
I wrote "mononym," didn't get points, and moved on. Would be helpful.
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Level 67
Dec 22, 2019
Same tried mononym, then all sorts of spelling variation then gave up. There are tons of things on this site that have awkward cut-offs (and are still around) with awkard I mean the remaining word does not mean anything (so not like cutting the s off of plurals, I got used to that. But like marseil for Marseille (just an example). This "cut-off" would at least be the result of an existing worf, that firsc the clue (though indeed not 100% because of the phrasing)
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Level 66
Sep 25, 2020
Yeah, agree with everyone. Thought for sure "mononym" would work and when it didn't I just gave up on it.
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Level 74
Oct 23, 2019
What about adding monograph?
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Level 73
Dec 1, 2019
Could you accept 'monocultural' for monoculture? I tried that and it wasn't accepted.
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Level 67
Dec 22, 2019
Me too.
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Level 67
Apr 8, 2020
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Level 56
Dec 22, 2019
It is not 'platypuses', it is 'platypi'
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Level 67
Dec 22, 2019
It's platikittens! Sheesh, when will people learn
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Level 53
Dec 22, 2019
Could you accept 'mononym' (nym) for mononymous?
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Level 58
Dec 23, 2019
Pedant alert! I don't think "monoxide" has the full mono prefix. Technically, the second "o" is the first "o" of oxide, rather than part of "mono". Pedantic, I know, but also some compounds with one O don't even use monoxide, they just use "oxide". Long live pedantry! Nice quiz, though :-)
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Level 76
Dec 31, 2019
Please accept Monotremata
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Level 66
Dec 1, 2020
Mononym should count for mononymous.
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Level 57
Mar 29, 2021
Yeah, mononym. Come on.