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
Achatz was already reinventing cuisine and changing his menus according to seasonal ingredient availability, but at some point, even that was too monotonous.
And watched in a theater, where a close-up can swing from feeling gorgeous to imposing, this curious gem is liable to make any subsequent night at the playhouse feel strangely distant and monotonous by comparison.
For those players, like myself, who’ve become hooked on the battle royale genre, Playground represents a break in the game’s monotonous cycle.
The season is so long, coming to field every day can get monotonous.
In a paper published in Nature Physics on Monday, Patla’s team reveal a profound result from an exceedingly monotonous experiment.
Tomato ketchup’s flavor and color literally spiced up some rather monotonous protein and grain combinations.
Weary of a monotonous commute? Switch it up on Thursday and take the bus – for free.
The proceedings were at once monotonous and momentous.
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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
MONOTONOUS Defined for Kids
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