Examples of monotonous in a Sentence
- Altogether, millions of mostly obscure entries in the public record offer details of a forced labor system of monotonous enormity. —Douglas A. Blackmon, Slavery By Another Name, 2008
- At times, the grayness of the place was consumed by its own monotonous noise, of bars clanging, of inmates being led through the corridors, of guards yelling out orders … —Benjamin Weiser, New York Times Magazine, 6 Aug. 2000
- The monotonous chant of the indoctrinated, ideologically armored from head to foot … —Philip Roth, American Pastoral, 1997
- The crickets stridulated their everlasting monotonous meaningful note. —John Updike, The Witches of Eastwick, 1984
the lecturer's monotonous delivery threatened to put us to sleep
Recent Examples of monotonous from the Web
Did Shaquem Griffin, the one-handed wonder boy, and his twin brother, Shaquill, really need to be paraded around AT&T Stadium by the NFL as part of a carnival-like, dog-and-pony show to help improve their monotonous draft coverage?
For a student who has just spent four years (or eight semesters) living on a monotonous schedule that rarely requires more than joggers and a hoodie— or, god forbid, a uniform — prom has the same transformative effect.
Disobedience is framed as a tale of escape from a monotonous society, but its characters spend the whole time standing in the threshold, wondering whether to flee.
Instead, Cordray just offered more mundane talking points in his monotonous tone.
The result: Hunger avoiders usually raise kids who eat a monotonous diet of a few favorite foods, kids who snack too much and kids who use their hunger to get their parents’ attention.
Sophomore Tre Richardson said that almost exclusively practicing hitting was getting monotonous.
These pickled peppers are barely spicy and add what interior design blogs call a POP of color to your monotonous orange cheese board.
Sometimes game elements or other design choices are only enjoyable for a little while before becoming monotonous.
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arid, boring, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, ho-hum, humdrum, jading, jejune, leaden, mind-numbing, monochromatic, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, slow, stale, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying;
blank, earthbound, gray (also grey), inanimate, pallid, pedantic, sterile, suspenseless, undramatic, uneventful, unexciting, unimaginative, uninspiring, unnewsworthy, unrewarding, unsensational, unspectacular;
MONOTONOUS Defined for English Language Learners
—used to describe something that is boring because it is always the same
MONOTONOUS Defined for Kids
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