Definition of monotony in English:


Syllabification: mo·not·o·ny
Pronunciation: /məˈnätn-ē


  • 1Lack of variety and interest; tedious repetition and routine: you can become resigned to the monotony of captivity
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    • All of these methods can break the muscle monotony of traditional routines and shock complacent bodyparts into new gains.
    • There is very little to break the familiarity and deadening monotony of Aslam's routine.
    • The tedious monotony of his job did not deter him from being innovative.
    tedium, tediousness, lack of variety, dullness, boredom, repetitiveness, uniformity, routineness, wearisomeness, tiresomeness; lack of excitement, uneventfulness, dreariness, colorlessness, featurelessness
    informal deadliness
  • 1.1Sameness of pitch or tone in a sound or utterance: depression flattens the voice almost to monotony
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    • ‘You did,’ Alysia accused, her tone faltering from its usual emotionless monotony.
    • She thought that maybe her mind was making the tone sound different so as to break the monotony but then the sounds began to make sense.
    • The sweetness of the vocal harmonies is tempered by the rawness of the guitar and the unremitting monotony of the drum patterns.
    tonelessness, flatness

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