monotonous


monotonous

adjective

  1. lacking in variety; tediously unvarying: the monotonous flat scenery.
  2. characterizing a sound continuing on one note.
  3. having very little inflection; limited to a narrow pitch range.

adjective

  1. dull and tedious, esp because of repetition
  2. unvarying in pitch or cadence

adj.1750, of sound, from Greek monotonos “of one tone” (see monotony). Transferred and figurative use, “lacking in variety, uninteresting,” is from 1783. Related: Monotonously.

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