Mono tony

monotony

[muh-not-n-ee]
noun
1.
wearisome uniformity or lack of variety, as in occupation or scenery.
2.
the continuance of an unvarying sound; monotone.
3.
sameness of tone or pitch, as in speaking.

Origin:
1700–10; < Late Greek monotonía, equivalent to monóton(os) monotonous + -ia -y3

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monotony (məˈnɒtənɪ)
 
n , pl -nies
1.  wearisome routine; dullness
2.  lack of variety in pitch or cadence

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monotony
1706, originally in transf. sense of "wearisome, tiresome," from Fr. monotonie, from Gk. monotonia, from monotonos "monotonous, of one tone," from monos "single, alone" + tonos "tone" (see tenet). Literal sense of "sameness of tone or pitch" is from 1724.
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