monotony

[ muh-not-n-ee ]
/ məˈnɒt n i /

noun

wearisome uniformity or lack of variety, as in occupation or scenery.
the continuance of an unvarying sound; monotone.
sameness of tone or pitch, as in speaking.

Nearby words

  1. monotonal,
  2. monotone,
  3. monotonic,
  4. monotonize,
  5. monotonous,
  6. monotrematous,
  7. monotreme,
  8. monotrichate,
  9. monotrichous,
  10. monotriglyph

Origin of monotony

1700–10; < Late Greek monotonía, equivalent to monóton(os) monotonous + -ia -y3

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British Dictionary definitions for monotony

monotony

/ (məˈnɒtənɪ) /

noun plural -nies

wearisome routine; dullness
lack of variety in pitch or cadence
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