one-note


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one-note

(wŭn′nōt′)
adj.
Unvarying, as in quality or character; monotonous: "a one-note, rude, sulky heroine" (Janet Maslin).

one′-note`


adj.
lacking in variety; monotonous.
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Penn's character is a one-note drip and his journey is uniformly uninteresting, aside from some pretty countryside scenes and a turn from David Byrne, whose Talking Heads song supplies the title.
It is a one-note beer, to some extent, but if you like that one note--big aggressive hops-you will love Leviathan.
Hundreds of fans showed up, pre-warned the show would be one-note long.
Every squad member has his or her one-note comic quirk, and perhaps in recognition of how quickly that gets old, there are surprise guest appearances ("stars" is too grand a word for the cameo-makers) at strategic junctures.
Asked somewhat facetiously if he were considering the launch of Money Dirtying Report, Charles said, "I've remained a one-note Charlie.
While the show could be a one-note joke, what adds hilarious adrenaline to Altar Boyz is its astute subplot.
Considering her one-note reputation based on her feminist landmark, The Dinner Party, 1974-79, this exhibit, which assembled about sixty-one of Chicago's earlier paintings, drawings, and sculptures, presented viewers with a girls-too revue of Minimalism and a more comprehensive look at an artist most often seen as the high priestess of feminist kitsch.
The reality is that some will eagerly solicit the uninformed to support their agenda via the one-note, often sensationalized message of the media.
For instance, the one-note presentation of dissenting voices like conservative pundits Armstrong Williams, John McWhorter and Shelby Steele, who all posit some version of the argument that reparations will promote a perennial sense of black victimhood, makes their inclusion feel a bit tokenized.
Perhaps the one-note choreography precludes such subtleties -- or perhaps Murphy is uninterested in achieving anything but the obvious effects.
In addition to the "Definition of Bad" leadoff single, the tracks on "Rock Star" are as varied as Dilema himself, who refuses to be pigeonholed as a one-note personality.
But trouble is apparent from the outset when Carnahan spends an eternity introducing the various one-note characters without anyone -- and we're talking 20 or so killers, including neo-Nazis, black lesbians (Alicia Keyes and Taraji Henson) and a loon who chewed off his own fingerprints -- registering as interesting or even ``cool.