monotonous


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mo·not·o·nous

 (mə-nŏt′n-əs)
adj.
1. Sounded or spoken in an unvarying tone: a monotonous droning voice.
2. Tediously repetitious or lacking in variety. See Synonyms at boring.

[From Greek monotonos : mono-, mono- + tonos, tone; see tone.]

mo·not′o·nous·ly adv.
mo·not′o·nous·ness n.

monotonous

(məˈnɒtənəs)
adj
1. dull and tedious, esp because of repetition
2. unvarying in pitch or cadence
moˈnotonously adv
moˈnotonousness n

mo•not•o•nous

(məˈnɒt n əs)

adj.
1. lacking in variety; tediously unvarying.
2. sounded or uttered in one unvarying tone.
[1770–80; < Late Greek monótonos. See mono-, tone, -ous]
mo•not′o•nous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.monotonous - tediously repetitious or lacking in varietymonotonous - tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; "a humdrum existence; all work and no play"; "nothing is so monotonous as the sea"
dull - lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods"
2.monotonous - sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch; "the owl's faint monotonous hooting"
unmodulated - characterized by lack of variation in pitch, tone, or volume; "he lectured in an unmodulated voice edged with hysteria"

monotonous

adjective
2. toneless, flat, uniform, droning, unchanging, uninflected a monotonous voice
toneless sexy (informal), animated

monotonous

adjective
Translations
رَتيب، على وَتيرَةٍ واحِدَهمُـمِلٌّ
monotónníjednotvárný
monotonensformig
yksitoikkoinenmonotoninen
monoton
monotonegyhangú
eintóna; tilbreytingarlaus
単調な
단조로운
monotonijamonotoniškaimonotoniškas
monotons, vienmuļš
enoličen
monoton
น่าเบื่อหน่ายเพราะซ้ำซาก
đơn điệu

monotonous

[məˈnɒtənəs] ADJmonótono
he gets drunk with monotonous regularityse emborracha con indefectible regularidad

monotonous

[məˈnɒtənəs] adjmonotone

monotonous

adj (lit, fig)eintönig, monoton; with monotonous regularityregelmäßig; it’s getting monotonouses wird allmählich langweilig

monotonous

[məˈnɒtənəs] adjmonotono/a

monotonous

(məˈnotənəs) adjective
lacking in variety; dull. a monotonous piece of music.
moˈnotonously adverb
moˈnotony noun

monotonous

مُـمِلٌّ monotónní monoton monoton μονότονος monótono yksitoikkoinen monotone monoton monotono 単調な 단조로운 monotoon monoton monotonny monótono монотонный monoton น่าเบื่อหน่ายเพราะซ้ำซาก tekdüze đơn điệu 单调的

monotonous

a. monótono-a.
References in classic literature ?
It came with bright flashes of sunlight by day, with deep, monotonous shadow at night; with the onset of heavy winds, the roar of turbulent woods, the tumultuous tossing of leafy arms, and with what seemed the silent dissolution of the whole landscape in days of steady and uninterrupted downfall.
It was the invigorating breath of a fresh outward atmosphere, after the long torpor and monotonous seclusion of her life.
The prospect was unlimited, but exceedingly monotonous and forbidding; not the slightest variety that I could see.
They dance in monotonous measure, round after round, hour after hour, with eyes fixed upon vacancy, as if they were only half conscious, in a constantly growing stupor.
Tell me that any man living wants to work all his days, from day-dawn till dark, under the constant eye of a master, without the power of putting forth one irresponsible volition, on the same dreary, monotonous, unchanging toil, and all for two pairs of pantaloons and a pair of shoes a year, with enough food and shelter to keep him in working order
His life is always being threatened, and so it has come to be monotonous.
The number of dishes is sufficient; but then it is such a monotonous variety of UNSTRIKING dishes.
The incident had occurred and was gone for me: it WAS an incident of no moment, no romance, no interest in a sense; yet it marked with change one single hour of a monotonous life.
A monotonous occupation, calculated to set me asleep, like counting, or - '
It was soft and plentiful, and waved downward from her low forehead in regular folds -- but, to some tastes, it was dull and dead, in its absolute want of glossiness, in its monotonous purity of plain light color.
grinned this old man, in a fierce, monotonous whine.
When the fights were over, Biddy gave out the number of a page, and then we all read aloud what we could - or what we couldn't - in a frightful chorus; Biddy leading with a high shrill monotonous voice, and none of us having the least notion of, or reverence for, what we were reading about.