from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Sounded or spoken in an unvarying tone.
- adj. Tediously repetitious or lacking in variety. See Synonyms at boring.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having an unvarying tone or pitch
- adj. tedious, repetitious or lacking in variety
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Uttered in one unvarying tone; continued with dull uniformity; characterized by monotony; without change or variety; wearisome.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by monotony; continued in the same tone without inflection or cadence; unvaried in tone.
- Unvarying in any respect; tiresomely uniform.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. tediously repetitious or lacking in variety
- adj. sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
This man says the city is much cooler in summer than the country: that spring visits the city earlier: that what we call the monotonous row of houses in a city street is far more beautiful than the irregularity of the country.
If we could only carry that clear conviction with us day by day into the little things of life, what different things these, which we call the monotonous trifles of our daily duties, would become!
Chopin he has the courage to write: "Had Professor Niecks applied the term monotonous to No. 12 we should have been more ready to indorse his opinion, as, although great power is manifested, the very 'sameness' of the form of the arpeggio figure causes a certain amount of monotony to be felt.
The thin monotonous wail that convulsed her scrawny frame drove her mother, Esperance, to desperation.
If you don't like the word monotonous, I'll say dull and stupid.
Anyone who has ever spent an afternoon mowing lawns knows the downsides of the job: walking in monotonous straight lines with the filthy emissions of a two-stroke engine in their face, and a subway’s worth of noise to contend with.
According to Brande, it’s quite normal for our “genius” to assert itself when we’re involved in monotonous, repetitive tasks.
He has good posture and clean lines, but it's all kind of monotonous aka the opposite of a cha-cha.
"Oh, my night could not be called monotonous," said he, and laughed.
Love is like the ocean: seen superficially, or in haste, it is called monotonous by common souls, whereas some privileged beings can pass their lives in admiring it, and in finding, ceaselessly, the varying phenomena that enchant them.