Origin of monotonous
Examples from the Web for monotonous
His monotonous music is, really, like the audio soundtrack to a k-hole.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Desperate for a way out of her monotonous existence Kumiko becomes obsessed with the frazzled tape and plots her journey to Fargo.She Thought ‘Fargo’ Was Real: The Misguided Voyage of ‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’|Nico Hines|February 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Superman blockbuster Man of Steel is a monotonous CGI extravaganza devoid of any humanity.‘Man of Steel,’ New Superman Movie Starring Henry Cavill, Falls Flat|Marlow Stern|June 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Or does it get monotonous to cook turkey over and over again?Marcus Samuelsson Talks Thanksgiving: Glogg And Berbere-Spiced Turkey|Katie Baker|November 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Befitting his monotonous moniker, Benjamin Benjamin is a Pacific Northwesterner for whom every day is equally uninspiring.Jonathan Evison’s On the Road: ‘The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving’|Kevin Canfield|September 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
All the paths are at right angles or parallel to each other, and the garden generally is laid out with monotonous regularity.A Visit to Java|W. Basil Worsfold
Therefore we worked with a will, and at last, after nine months of monotonous toil, the order came.Kitchener's Mob|James Norman Hall
Bridget was not a first-class cook, and her limited repertory rendered the bill of fare wearisome and monotonous.The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives|Elizabeth Strong Worthington
From within came the sound of a loud voice in monotonous declamation.For the Honor of the School|Ralph Henry Barbour
Their comparisons were monotonous, and their scenes bare, stereotyped arabesques, not woven into the tissue of lyric feeling.
1750, of sound, from Greek monotonos "of one tone" (see monotony). Transferred and figurative use, "lacking in variety, uninteresting," is from 1783. Related: Monotonously.