American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Unvarying, as in quality or character; monotonous: "a one-note, rude, sulky heroine” ( Janet Maslin).
- An allusion to the monotony of a single musical note played or sung repeatedly. (Wiktionary)
“Although Anya's collection is the definition of one-note, there were no hills and valleys and she's clearly tremendously gifted.”
“Brie already won us over on Mad Men before she debuted as the adorable and tightly wound moral compass of Greendale two years ago — a character that could have remained one-note.”
“He's a one-note – one dimensional cardboard figure.”
“Her perspective is one-note and angry, embittered.”
“Most were dropped for either being uninteresting (Shermy), one-note (Pig-Pen, Frieda), or redundant (Violet).”
“I would be kind of a hypocrite if I took April to task for being one-note without acknowledging that Mondo loves houndstooth so much that he should probably marry it.”
“But Bandslam has no interest in delivering the same gumball pop artificiality and one-note characters that those films offered.”
“That dude is a one-note actor who only knows how to sarcastically mug at the camera. blog comments powered by Disqus”
“But the sides are disappointing: no collard greens on the days we visited, oily mac and cheese, one-note, slightly mushy black-eyed peas, and limp frozen corn and okra.”
“Instead of the one-note "And I'll just watch" fantasies of yesterday's men, or the icky, over-sexy imitations in pop videos, women are imagining the lingering, complex bliss of both them and their lover enjoying the same TV programmes.”
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