Definitions for monotonyməˈnɒt n i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mo•not•o•nyməˈnɒt n i(n.)

  1. wearisome uniformity or lack of variety, as in action or aspect.

  2. sameness of tone or pitch, as in speaking.

Origin of monotony:

1700–10; < LGk, der. of monotonía=monóton(os)monotonous+-ia -y3

Princeton's WordNet

  1. monotony, humdrum, sameness(noun)

    the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety

    "he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work"; "he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners"; "he hated the sameness of the food the college served"

  2. monotony(noun)

    constancy of tone or pitch or inflection

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. monotony(noun)əˈnɒt n i

    boredom caused by lack of variety

    the monotony of factory work

Wiktionary

  1. monotony(Noun)

    Tedium as a result of repetition or a lack of variety.

  2. monotony(Noun)

    The property of a monotonic function.

  3. monotony(Noun)

    The quality of having an unvarying tone or pitch.

  4. Origin: From the post-Classical monotonia and its etymon the ; compare the monotonie and the monotonia, as well as the later monotone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monotony(noun)

    a frequent recurrence of the same tone or sound, producing a dull uniformity; absence of variety, as in speaking or singing

  2. Monotony(noun)

    any irksome sameness, or want of variety


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