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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Sounded or spoken in an unvarying tone.
  • adjective Tediously repetitious or lacking in variety. synonym: boring.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Characterized by monotony; continued in the same tone without inflection or cadence; unvaried in tone.
  • Unvarying in any respect; tiresomely uniform.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Uttered in one unvarying tone; continued with dull uniformity; characterized by monotony; without change or variety; wearisome.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having an unvarying tone or pitch
  • adjective tedious, repetitious or lacking in variety

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective tediously repetitious or lacking in variety
  • adjective sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Greek monotonos : mono-, mono- + tonos, tone; see tone.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

monotone +‎ -ous

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