Monotonous
Monotonous Mo*not"o*nous, a. [Gr. ?; mo`nos alone, single + ? tone. See {Tone}.] Uttered in one unvarying tone; continued with dull uniformity; characterized by monotony; without change or variety; wearisome. -- {Mo*not"o*nous*ly}, adv. -- {Mo*not"o*nous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • monotonous — adj. monotonous to + inf. (it is monotonous to watch television every day = it is monotonous watching television every day) * * * [mə nɒt(ə)nəs] monotonous to + inf. (it is monotonous to watch television every day = it is monotonous watching… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • monotonous — mo|not|o|nous [ mə nat(ə)nəs ] adjective a monotonous sound or voice is boring and unpleasant because it does not change in loudness or become higher or lower: the monotonous sound of water dripping from a leaky faucet a. a monotonous job is very …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • monotonous — UK [məˈnɒtənəs] / US [məˈnɑt(ə)nəs] adjective a) a monotonous sound or voice is boring and unpleasant because it does not change in loudness or become higher or lower the monotonous sound of water dripping from a leaky tap b) a monotonous job is… …   English dictionary

  • monotonous — [[t]mənɒ̱tənəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is monotonous is very boring because it has a regular, repeated pattern which never changes. It s monotonous work, like most factory jobs... The food may get a bit monotonous, but there ll be enough… …   English dictionary

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