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
Song: a loud, whistled peto peto peto or wheedle wheedle wheedle, often repeated monotonously.
Other choreographers either failed to develop their ideas or hammered monotonously away at them.
They have gone through their mail, caught up on their committee work and monotonously debated dozens of one-house bills.
These pleasures, however, are monotonously developed.
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