Definition of Monel in English:


(also Monel metal)

Pronunciation /mōˈnel/ /moʊˈnɛl/


  • A nickel-copper alloy with high tensile strength and resistance to corrosion.

    ‘Clad steels can have as the cladding material of nickel base alloys such as Monel and Inconel, copper-nickel, and copper.’
    • ‘Nickel 200, Monel 400 and similar alloys will remain bright and free from discoloration when heated and cooled in a reducing atmosphere.’
    • ‘The same situation applies also to the welding of Inconel or Monel to stainless steels.’
    • ‘Special titanium-framed fashion glasses start from Rs.3,500, while sunglasses made of Monel and styled to suit formal wear cost Rs.900 onwards.’


Early 20th century named after Ambrose Monell (died 1921), American businessman.