Definition of monotony
- the monotony of the landscape
- the monotony of prison life
- fixing a variety of foods to avoid monotony
- the soft monotony of her voice
She hated the monotony of the job.
The brief storm was a relief from the monotony of the hot summer afternoon.
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: a lack of change that makes something boring : a monotonous quality
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