Many of them boiled over in the monotony; they raged that their suffering felt pointless.
Life's fleeting nature, as well as the monotony of it, is apparent in every frame.
What other exile could have taught any secrets of monotony or dreariness to the daughter of a lone missionary?
Yet it was received by the only burst of applause which broke the monotony of the occasion.
A new pupil is always welcome, for her arrival relieves the monotony of convent-life.
It was a period of indescribable misery and monotony to Brick and Hamp.
One day, however, came something of interest into the monotony of his life.
At last a break came upon the monotony of the long, dark winter.
The wreck broke in upon the monotony of Brandon's island life and changed the current of his thoughts.
A delightful change from the monotony and hard work of the village!
1706, originally in transferred sense of "wearisome, tiresome," from French monotonie (1670s), from Greek monotonia "sameness of tone, monotony," from monotonos "monotonous, of one tone," from monos "single, alone" (see mono-) + tonos "tone" (see tenet). Literal sense of "sameness of tone or pitch" in English is from 1724.