monotonous

[ muh-not-n-uhs ]
/ məˈnɒt n əs /

adjective

lacking in variety; tediously unvarying: the monotonous flat scenery.
characterizing a sound continuing on one note.
having very little inflection; limited to a narrow pitch range.

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Origin of monotonous

From the Late Greek word monótonos, dating back to 1770–80. See mono-, tone, -ous

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OTHER WORDS FROM monotonous

mo·not·o·nous·ly, adverbmo·not·o·nous·ness, nounun·mo·not·o·nous, adjectiveun·mo·not·o·nous·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH monotonous

monotonic, monotonous
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British Dictionary definitions for monotonous

monotonous
/ (məˈnɒtənəs) /

adjective

dull and tedious, esp because of repetition
unvarying in pitch or cadence

Derived forms of monotonous

monotonously, adverbmonotonousness, noun
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