from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Uniformity or lack of variation in pitch, intonation, or inflection.
- noun Tedious sameness or repetitiousness.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Uniformity of tone or sound; want of inflections of voice in speaking or reading; want of cadence or modulation; monotone.
- noun Tiresome uniformity or lack of variation in any respect; sameness; want of variety.
- noun In mathematics:
- noun Continual increase, or continual decrease.
- noun Unchanging character, neither increasing nor decreasing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A frequent recurrence of the same tone or sound, producing a dull uniformity; absence of variety, as in speaking or singing.
- noun Any irksome sameness, or want of variety.
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Tediumas a result of repetitionor a lackof variety.
- noun mathematics The property of a
- noun The quality of having an
unvarying toneor pitch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety
- noun constancy of tone or pitch or inflection
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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[Sidenote: Monotony] (4) Remember that monotony is the curse of labor for both child and adult, but that _monotony cannot exist where new intellectual insights are constantly being given_.
All she has to break the monotony is the scarce book collection at the horribly deficient community library.
I've been stuck at my mom's place for just over a month now and the monotony is actually wearing me out and zapping my energy worse than the months before when I was stresses as fuck and didn't see myself graduating at all.
However, any possible monotony is eradicated by this montage's use of the Tito Puente soundtrack.
When the chord of monotony is stretched most tight, then it breaks with a sound like song (16): in short, it is Romance, not Satire, that springs from Dullness.
The repetition of the same themes could create a certain monotony, but his acute analyses and sure touch awaken the same admiration with each new encounter.
Then the monotony is broken and sometimes with violence.
For all this, &c. -- This burden of the prophet's strains, with dirge-like monotony, is repeated at Isa 9: 12, 17, 21; 10: 4.
Occasionally its monotony is broken by the passage of a train of emigrant waggons bound west to California or
I see what people mean by "monotony" - it's kind of as though her accent can drown out the nuances in her voice if one isn't familiar with her voice, but for my money she communicates repressed emotion better than pretty much any other popstar out there.