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
Over the long term, Waymo hopes to have autonomous trucks tackle the long, monotonous routes, with humans doing more complex local driving.
Playing four regular-season games against the same team in 35 days – something the Heat had never done before this – certainly had the potential to become monotonous.
The menu, while pretty good, repeats every week or two and does get monotonous, Acaba said.
Consider detouring from the monotonous Los Angeles highways and taking a very long cruise up and down Mulholland Drive to test out the driver-selectable dynamic modes, perfect for those winding curves.
Despite its cute, alliterative name, this facility is a monotonous grey nightmare where the students are taught how to prey on people by a harsh matron (played by Charlotte Rampling) who in turn preys on them.
None of them has offered any new insights, and none of them has been funny, and all of them have quickly grown monotonous and exhausting.
Also, monotonous vocals are not a problem, the production compensates for that with ease.
Instead, visitors hear the monotonous whir of compressed air blowing through the silvery ducts that snake along the back wall.
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Origin and Etymology of monotonous
First Known Use: 1776See Words from the same year
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
Definition of monotonous 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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