Definition of monotony in English:

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Pronunciation: /məˈnätnē/


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.
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

Words that rhyme with monotony

botany, cottony

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Syllabification: mo·not·o·ny

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