noun mo·not·o·ny \mə-ˈnä-tə-nē, -ˈnät-nē\

: a lack of change that makes something boring : a monotonous quality

Full Definition of MONOTONY

:  tedious sameness
:  sameness of tone or sound

Examples of MONOTONY

  1. She hated the monotony of the job.
  2. The brief storm was a relief from the monotony of the hot summer afternoon.

First Known Use of MONOTONY



Next Word in the Dictionary: monotremePrevious Word in the Dictionary: monotonousAll Words Near: monotony
March 30, 2015
amphibology Hear it
A phrase with more than one interpretation
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears