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Definitions for monotonous
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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

    Etymology: [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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of monotonous in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of monotonous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of monotonous in a Sentence

  1. Jasper Johns (lithographer), Newsweek, Oct. 24, 1977 - page 42.:

    I liked New York when it was an up-and-down city for me, low streets and high buildings. But then, for me, it grew horizontal---monotonous.

  2. Auguste Renoir:

    If the painter works directly from nature, he ultimately looks for nothing but momentary effects he does not try to compose, and soon he gets monotonous.

  3. Alex Kumar:

    There's no variation in the environment, it's dark, it's white, and it's bland. It's monotonous and people really underestimate that.

  4. Jennifer Bosse:

    There is the underlying need to feel valued and validated within society (a society which still places a higher value on what you provide to the job force), socializing with other adults can be difficult, the days long, the routine monotonous and the job overall, relatively thankless.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Challenges make life interesting. Can you imagine how monotonous and boring life would be, if everyday was going to be so smooth and easy? Also, God offers you those challenges for your own advancement, because you become better and stronger by overcoming them. Keep up your Hopes, and be Positive!

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