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
Jean's monotonous (albeit very privileged) existence is driving her up a wall.
But even seemingly monotonous tasks—editing briefs, making calls, digging through files—provide an opportunity to learn and prove your skills.
With monotonous straight lines as far as the eye can see, there's nowhere pleasant to rest your gaze.
As a result, these movies don't feel monotonous where their counterparts do.
A monotonous landscape of sand, rocks, and shrubs is interrupted only by the occasional gas refinery or lead smelter.
The result is a visually exciting but emotionally monotonous film.
But the choreography also had a wallpaper effect — ordered, handsome and monotonous.
The secret to sheet pan dinners is having a sauce, condiment, or other raw-and-crunchy finisher that comes together outside of the oven, otherwise everything on the plate has the same, monotonous roasty-dry texture.
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Origin and Etymology of monotonous
Greek monotonos, from mon- + tonos tone
First Known Use: 1776See Words from the same year
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
Definition of monotonous for Students
: boring from always being the same Our trip across the ocean was monotonous.
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