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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  • monotonousness — noun see monotonous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • monotonousness — noun The property of being monotonous …   Wiktionary

  • monotonousness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A tiresome lack of variety: humdrum, monotone, monotony, sameness. See CHANGE, EXCITE …   English dictionary for students

  • monotonousness — mÉ™ nÉ‘tnÉ™snɪs / nÉ’t n. repetitiveness, sameness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monotonousness — mo·not·o·nous·ness …   English syllables

  • monotonous — adjective Etymology: Greek monotonos, from mon + tonos tone Date: 1776 1. uttered or sounded in one unvarying tone ; marked by a sameness of pitch and intensity 2. tediously uniform or unvarying • monotonously adverb • monotonousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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