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monotonous (məˈnɒtənəs Pronunciation for monotonous

Definitions

adjective

  1. dull and tedious, esp because of repetition
  2. unvarying in pitch or cadence

Derived Forms

moˈnotonously adverb
moˈnotonousness noun

Synonyms

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= tedious, boring, dull, repetitive, uniform, all the same, plodding, tiresome, humdrum, unchanging, colourless, mind-numbing, soporific, ho-hum, repetitious, wearisome, samey, unvaried,
= toneless, flat, uniform, droning, unchanging, uninflected,

Translations for 'monotonous'

  • British English: monotonousPronunciation for monotonous Something that is monotonous is very boring because it has a regular repeated pattern which never changes.It's monotonous work, like most factory jobs.məˈnɒtənəs ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: مُـمِلٌّPronunciation for مُـمِلٌّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: monótonoPronunciation for monótono monótona
  • Chinese: 单调的Pronunciation for 单调的
  • Croatian: monotonPronunciation for monoton monotona
  • Czech: monotónníPronunciation for monotónní
  • Danish: monotonPronunciation for monoton
  • Dutch: monotoonPronunciation for monotoon
  • European Spanish: monótonoPronunciation for monótono monótona
  • Finnish: yksitoikkoinenPronunciation for yksitoikkoinen
  • French: monotonePronunciation for monotone
  • German: monotonPronunciation for monoton
  • Greek: μονότονοςPronunciation for μονότονος μονότονη
  • Italian: monotonoPronunciation for monotono monotona
  • Japanese: 単調なPronunciation for 単調な
  • Korean: 단조로운Pronunciation for 단조로운
  • Norwegian: monotonPronunciation for monoton
  • Polish: monotonnyPronunciation for monotonny monotonna
  • Portuguese: monótonoPronunciation for monótono monótona
  • Romanian: monoton monoton, monotonă, monotoni, monotone
  • Russian: монотонныйPronunciation for монотонный монотонная
  • Spanish: monótonoPronunciation for monótono monótona
  • Swedish: monotonPronunciation for monoton monotont
  • Thai: น่าเบื่อหน่ายเพราะซ้ำซากPronunciation for น่าเบื่อหน่ายเพราะซ้ำซาก
  • Turkish: tekdüzePronunciation for tekdüze
  • Ukrainian: монотонний
  • Vietnamese: đơn điệuPronunciation for đơn điệu

Example Sentences Including 'monotonous'

Away among the trees, the whine of the saw, steady, monotonous , like the cicadas.
Doris Lessing ON CATS (2002)
It involves making a task that is repetitive and monotonous into an exciting career for people.
Business Today (2002)
Miller added: "Unfortunately, we treat people shot by stray bullets with monotonous regularity.
SA Star (2005)
My job is the most uninspiring, monotonous work in the history of economic periodicals.
Preethi Nair GYPSY MASALA (2004)
Right now, there is a sameness to the arc of every single story that threatens to become monotonous.
Toronto Sun (2003)
There was a hypnotic rhythm to the monotonous , ordered movement of this community of fishes.
Tapply, William G Follow the Sharks
We hear many tales of goalscorers being in a rich vein where they hit the back of the net with almost monotonous regularity.
Tibballs, Geoff Great Sporting Failures

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