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 proceedings were at once monotonous and momentous.
Because of their monotonous living conditions, submariners receive some of the best food in the military, including steak and crab legs on Sundays.
Taking this power fantasy from island to island and checking off side quests might be monotonous in another game.
Now, as The Guardian reports, scientists have isolated a new postpartum change: after giving birth to their first child, women’s voices really do tend to drop and become more monotonous.
My attention-deficit problem made working a monotonous job impossible.
The preparation of fruit for culinary purposes or preserving is a monotonous and tiresome labor, at least the work of removing the seeds or pits.
Altman practices on other inmates, women who are glad to have the small reprieve from the monotonous reality of prison life.
With Overgard kept studiously free of any real character details, the movie can start to feel strangely monotonous, an endless cavalcade of catastrophe that at times stretches the limits of credibility.
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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
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