Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a monotonous manner; with monotony, tiresome uniformity, or lack of variation.

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

  • adverb In a manner that is tedious, repetitious or lacking in variety.
  • adverb In a droning manner, that does not change pitch.

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

  • adverb in a monotonous manner

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

monotonous +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Each morning, when zoo dawn arrived, a starling gushed a medley of stolen songs, distant wrens cranked up a few arpeggios, and cuckoos called monotonously like clocks stuck on the hour.

    ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

  • These speeches over, the roll-call monotonously continued, each State voting as before until Wisconsin changed from

    A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3

  • She was a dainty little widow, with a manner which she supposed to be pleasant and ingratiating but which the girls termed monotonously servile.

    Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall

  • The auctioneer was calling monotonously: "I'm bid a hundred and twenty-five -- twenty-five.

    Tom Swift and His Motor-Boat, or, the Rivals of Lake Carlopa

  • Northern Dave says: ninth-grade hipster genius: I must condescendingly note that, when I deign to give up my precious minutes to scan some of the threads here at VC, some commenters like NorthernDave and geokstr are a worthwhile read, while Anonsters and RPT others are a sheer waste of eyeballing, as they too often invoke that monotonously rude posing as elitist edgething.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Smallpox in the garage

  • June 3, 2010, 10: 33 pm rpt says: ninth-grade hipster genius: I must condescendingly note that, when I deign to give up my precious minutes to scan some of the threads here at VC, some commenters like NorthernDave and geokstr are a worthwhile read, while Anonsters and RPT others are a sheer waste of eyeballing, as they too often invoke that monotonously rude posing as elitist edgething.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Smallpox in the garage

  • In the moments when conversation escaped them, David could hear the waves crashing down — beating monotonously like the war drum of an advancing horde.

    High Tide, Low Time

  • I must condescendingly note that, when I deign to give up my precious minutes to scan some of the threads here at VC, some commenters like NorthernDave and geokstr are a worthwhile read, while Anonsters and RPT others are a sheer waste of eyeballing, as they too often invoke that monotonously rude posing as elitist edge thing.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Smallpox in the garage

  • You understand that Adam's oncologist and anesthesiologist are deeply repressed—as the writer's doctors may well have been in real life—but they're written and played monotonously, almost polemically, to sell the point.

    '50/50': Cheerful Illness Tale, With Relapses

  • So he continued monotonously to chew tobacco and to increase the length of his amber beard.

    To Build A Fire

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