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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 ?
This influence of habit was necessarily strong in a man whose life was so monotonous as Marner's-- who saw no new people and heard of no new events to keep alive in him the idea of the unexpected and the changeful; and it explains simply enough, why his mind could be at ease, though he had left his house and his treasure more defenceless than usual.
May be it's monotonous too: it's fighting and fighting; they are fighting now, they fought first and they fought last--you will admit, that it is almost too monotonous.
The scene was a plain, bare, monotonous vault of a school-room, and the speaker's square forefinger emphasized his observations by underscoring every sentence with a line on the schoolmaster's sleeve.
These qualities, it is true, are those pre-eminently of the "Works and Days": the literary values of the "Theogony" are of a more technical character, skill in ordering and disposing long lists of names, sure judgment in seasoning a monotonous subject with marvellous incidents or episodes, and no mean imagination in depicting the awful, as is shown in the description of Tartarus (ll.
And then the dismal monotonous walk recommenced, until, exhausted, he regained the chamber and his bed, his domicile by choice.
Wel-come to Oz," said the copper man in a monotonous voice.
His life is always being threatened, and so it has come to be monotonous.
The monotonous and vibrating note was destined to grow into the intimacy of the heart, pass into blood and bone, accompany the thoughts and acts of two full decades, remain to haunt like a reproach the peace of the quiet fireside, and enter into the very texture of respectable dreams dreamed safely under a roof of rafters and tiles.
Before the guns an artillery sentry was pacing up and down; he stood at attention when the officer arrived, but at a sign resumed his measured, monotonous pacing.
Levin listened to the monotonous drip from the lime trees in the garden, and looked at the triangle of stars he knew so well, and the Milky Way with its branches that ran through its midst.
The occasional emergence of an Equilateral from the ranks of his serf-born ancestors is welcomed, not only by the poor serfs themselves, as a gleam of light and hope shed upon the monotonous squalor of their existence, but also by the Aristocracy at large; for all the higher classes are well aware that these rare phenomena, while they do little or nothing to vulgarize their own privileges, serve as a most useful barrier against revolution from below.
Lydia gaped as he opened the volume, and before he had, with very monotonous solemnity, read three pages, she interrupted him with: