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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


advmonoton; the days were monotonously alikedie Tage waren eintönig in ihrer Ähnlichkeit


[məˈnɒtənəslɪ] advin modo monotono, monotonamente


(məˈnotənəs) adjective
lacking in variety; dull. a monotonous piece of music.
moˈnotonously adverb
moˈnotony noun
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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.
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.
Notwithstanding Miss Pross's denial of her own imagination, there was a perception of the pain of being monotonously haunted by one sad idea, in her repetition of the phrase, walking up and down, which testified to her possessing such a thing.
I had arrived early in the day, and we had still three or four hours before dinner; but she sat there, plying her knitting-needles as monotonously as an hour-glass might have poured out its sands.
At another time he devoted himself entirely to music, and in a long latticed room, with a vermilion-and-gold ceiling and walls of olive-green lacquer, he used to give curious concerts in which mad gipsies tore wild music from little zithers, or grave, yellow-shawled Tunisians plucked at the strained strings of monstrous lutes, while grinning Negroes beat monotonously upon copper drums and, crouching upon scarlet mats, slim turbaned Indians blew through long pipes of reed or brass and charmed-- or feigned to charm--great hooded snakes and horrible horned adders.
Who does not already feel that life must have been calm and monotonously regular in this old edifice?
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.
They tossed and turned on their little beds, and the cheese-wring dripped monotonously downstairs.
Presently from the room above came the sound of footsteps--footsteps pacing monotonously to and fro like those of an animal in a cage.
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.
As she approached, she could hear Evelyn's voice repeating monotonously, "Here then--here--good doggie, come here"; for a moment nothing seemed to happen; it all stood still, and then she realised that one of the figures was Helen Ambrose; and the dust again began to settle.
There was little sound to be heard but the clang of weapons, an occasional screech or splash, and Slightly monotonously counting -- five -- six -- seven -- eight -- nine --ten -- eleven.