Definition of Monk, Thelonious in US English:

Monk, Thelonious

proper noun

  • (1917–82), US jazz pianist and composer; a founder of the bebop style in the early 1940s; full name Thelonious Sphere Monk. Notable compositions: “Round Midnight,”“Straight, No Chaser,” and “Well, You Needn't.”.

Pronunciation

Monk, Thelonious

/məNGk/