from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A single name by which a person, thing etc is known. For example, Madonna (the pop star).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name consisting of a single term; a mononomial name in zoölogy.
He's still Tiger, a globally famous mononym, and despite a year in the rough, only a fool would rule him finished.
As the title character, a headbanger with a mononym, Gordon-Levitt is a stringy-haired force of anarchy, wandering around shirtless showing his inky, home-made tattoos, cigarette screwed into the corner of his mouth.
Balckground/OG Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 August 25, 2001), who performed under the mononym Aaliyah (pronounced/əˈliːə/), was an American recording artist, actress and model.
In part because of his nondescript, search-engine-dwarfed mononym, I don't know too much about Los Angeles alternative soul singer Miguel, but this smooth, downtempo number, shaded with accents of late-'90s underground hip-hop, but this track nicely whets appetites for his forthcoming debut album.
Compare, for instance, another recent miniature city: Seth's (the mononym Gregory Gallant's nom de plume)
Megan Mullally, Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, and Wynonna (now a mononym, herself, and no longer a "Judd" -- say, could she be the next honoree?).
August 25, 2001), who performed under the mononym Aaliyah (pronounced/əˈliːə/), was an