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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.
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Adv.1.monotonously - in a monotonous manner; "the history of the play throughout the latter part of the eighteenth century is monotonously uneventful"
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[məˈnɒtənəslɪ] ADVde forma monótona, monótonamente
monotonously reliabletediosamente fiable
monotonously punctualde una puntualidad religiosa
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advmonoton; the days were monotonously alikedie Tage waren eintönig in ihrer Ähnlichkeit
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[məˈnɒtənəslɪ] advin modo monotono, monotonamente
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(məˈnotənəs) adjective
lacking in variety; dull. a monotonous piece of music.
moˈnotonously adverb
moˈnotony noun
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References in classic literature ?
It had a black canal in it, and a river that ran purple with ill-smelling dye, and vast piles of building full of windows where there was a rattling and a trembling all day long, and where the piston of the steam-engine worked monotonously up and down, like the head of an elephant in a state of melancholy madness.
THERE is something repellent to me, even at this distance of time, in looking back at the dreary days, of seclusion which followed each other monotonously in my Highland home.
Making so long a passage through such unfrequented waters, descrying no ships, and ere long, sideways impelled by unvarying trade winds, over waves monotonously mild; all these seemed the strange calm things preluding some riotous and desperate scene.
Far away the sea was lapping gently and monotonously on the bar.
The minister gave out his text and droned along monotonously through an argument that was so prosy that many a head by and by began to nod -- and yet it was an argument that dealt in limitless fire and brimstone and thinned the predestined elect down to a company so small as to be hardly worth the saving.
They tossed and turned on their little beds, and the cheese-wring dripped monotonously downstairs.
Philip went to various places with a clerk named Thompson and spent the day monotonously calling out items of expenditure, which the other checked; and sometimes he was given long pages of figures to add up.
The gamblers took heart of life, and soon the tables were filled, the click of chips and whir of the roulette-ball rising monotonously and imperiously above the hoarse rumble of men's voices and their oaths and heavy laughs.
This had been sounding monotonously in his ears for hours, and only its cessation could have aroused his notice.
The stricken woman, on her back, drumming her heels on the floor, was shrieking persistently and monotonously, like a mechanical siren.
The footsteps of the sentinel echoed monotonously as he paced its stone pavement to and fro (reminding Barnaby of the watch he had so lately kept himself); and as he passed and repassed the door, he made the cell for an instant so black by the interposition of his body, that his going away again seemed like the appearance of a new ray of light, and was quite a circumstance to look for.
But they went on trying to keep the brig afloat as long as possible, and working the pumps constantly on insufficient food, mostly raw, till "yesterday evening," he continued monotonously, "just as the sun went down, the men's hearts broke."