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
The result is a visually exciting but emotionally monotonous film.
But the choreography also had a wallpaper effect — ordered, handsome and monotonous.
Executives say the robots also spare their workers from monotonous, laborious tasks that can cause injuries.
For eight episodes, this show forced us to stare at the tragic, monotonous, and flawed criminal justice system.
Veronika Part, with her handsome head grandly plumed, dances the role in heavy point shoes and with allure that gradually grows monotonous.
Every single episode is impossibly macho, monotonous, and idiotic.
As far as entertainment goes, the footage tends to be pretty underwhelming—a monotonous mix of clouds and occasional specks of terrain below.
But the council forgot about the relentless lack of sun in the average British summer, let alone the monotonous gray of the British winter.
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Origin and Etymology of monotonous
Greek monotonos, from mon- + tonos tone
First Known Use: 1776
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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