Definitions for monotonousməˈnɒt n əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humdrum, monotonous(adj)

    tediously repetitious or lacking in variety

    "a humdrum existence; all work and no play"; "nothing is so monotonous as the sea"

  2. flat, monotone, monotonic, monotonous(adj)

    sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch

    "the owl's faint monotonous hooting"


  1. monotonous(Adjective)

    having an unvarying tone or pitch

  2. monotonous(Adjective)

    tedious, repetitious or lacking in variety

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monotonous(adj)

    uttered in one unvarying tone; continued with dull uniformity; characterized by monotony; without change or variety; wearisome

  2. Origin: [Gr. ; mo`nos alone, single + tone. See Tone.]


  1. Monotonous

    'Monotonous' is a popular song written by June Carroll and Arthur Siegel for Leonard Sillman's Broadway revue New Faces of 1952. The song was written based on the experiences of its singer Eartha Kitt. It was performed, on the insistence of Kitt on three chaise longues, crawling cat-like from one to the other, demonstrating her flexibility and her dance training from the Katherine Dunham Company. The song also includes references to many well-known people of the 1950s. People referenced in the song include: ⁕Montgomery Clift ⁕Jacques Fath. ⁕Johnnie Ray ⁕Harry S. Truman ⁕T. S. Eliot ⁕Farouk of Egypt ⁕Sherman Billingsley ⁕Chiang Kai-Shek ⁕Gayelord Hauser ⁕Dwight David Eisenhower, referred to as "Ike"

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