monotonous

[muh-not-n-uhs]
adjective
1.
lacking in variety; tediously unvarying: the monotonous flat scenery.
2.
characterizing a sound continuing on one note.
3.
having very little inflection; limited to a narrow pitch range.

Origin:
1770–80; < Late Greek monótonos. See mono-, tone, -ous

monotonously, adverb
monotonousness, noun
unmonotonous, adjective
unmonotonously, adverb

monotonic, monotonous.


1. tedious, humdrum, boring, dull.
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monotonous (məˈnɒtənəs)
 
adj
1.  dull and tedious, esp because of repetition
2.  unvarying in pitch or cadence
 
mo'notonously
 
adv
 
mo'notonousness
 
n

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monotonous
1778, of sound, from Gk. monotonos (see monotony). Transf. and figurative use, "lacking in variety, uninteresting," is from c.1800. Related: Monotonously.
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Example sentences
Everyone has had the mindless slipup during a monotonous task.
The only sound is a monotonous, liquid drone.
And a speaking voice as monotonous as a shower on a windless day.
This type of situation is occuring now with an almost monotonous regularity.
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