monotony

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noun mo·not·o·ny \mə-ˈnä-tə-nē, -ˈnät-nē\

Definition of monotony

  1. 1 :  tedious sameness the monotony of the landscape the monotony of prison life fixing a variety of foods to avoid monotonySHAPE

  2. 2 :  sameness of tone or sound the soft monotony of her voice

Examples of monotony in a sentence

  1. She hated the monotony of the job.

  2. The brief storm was a relief from the monotony of the hot summer afternoon.

Origin and Etymology of monotony

see monotonous


First Known Use: 1636


MONOTONY Defined for English Language Learners

monotony

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noun mo·not·o·ny \mə-ˈnä-tə-nē, -ˈnät-nē\

Definition of monotony for English Language Learners

  • : a lack of change that makes something boring : a monotonous quality


MONOTONY Defined for Kids

monotony

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noun mo·not·o·ny \mə-ˈnä-tə-nē\

Definition of monotony for Students

plural

monotonies

  1. :  a boring lack of change



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