1. monk

noun. ['ˈmʌŋk'] a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work.


  • monastic
  • Trappist
  • Brother
  • Carthusian
  • Cistercian


  • eremite
  • cenobite
  • impious
  • irreligious


  • munuc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • monachus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Monk

  • vandunk
  • spelunk
  • strunk
  • finunc
  • debunk
  • trunk
  • stunk
  • spunk
  • skunk
  • shrunk
  • schmunk
  • plunk
  • klunk
  • flunk
  • drunk
  • crunk
  • clunk
  • brunke
  • brunk
  • blunk
  • blunck
  • yunk
  • sunk
  • shunk
  • schunk
  • runk
  • runck
  • ruhnke
  • punk
  • munk

How do you pronounce monk?

Pronounce monk as məŋk.

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Sentences with monk

1. Noun, singular or mass
The name of the seal comes from the fact that its coloration resembles that of a monk's habit.

2. Adjective
One famous example is the monk parakeet colony located in Hyde Park, Chicago.

Quotes about monk

1. Rule number one of anime,"Simon said. He sat propped up against a pile of pillows at the foot of his bed, a bag of potato chips in one hand and the TV remote in the other. He was wearing a black T-shirt that said I BLOGGED YOUR MOM and a pair of jeans that were ripped in one knee. "Never screw with a blind monk.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

2. I felt like poisoning a monk.
- Umberto Eco, Postscript to the Name of the Rose

3. I want to be with God all the time. But I don't want to be a monk, or totally give up worldly pleasures. I guess what i want to learn is how to live in this world and enjoy its delights, but also devote myself to God.
- Elizabeth Gilbert

2. Monk

noun. United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982).


  • Thelonious Sphere Monk