Definition of monotony
1 : tedious sameness <the monotony of the landscape> <the monotony of prison life> <fixing a variety of foods to avoid monotony — SHAPE>
2 : sameness of tone or sound <the soft monotony of her voice>
Examples of monotony in a sentence
She hated the monotony of the job.
The brief storm was a relief from the monotony of the hot summer afternoon.
Origin and Etymology of monotony
First Known Use: 1636
MONOTONY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of monotony for English Language Learners
: a lack of change that makes something boring : a monotonous quality
MONOTONY Defined for Kids
Definition of monotony for Students
: a boring lack of change
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