AskDefine | Define monotonous

Dictionary Definition

monotonous adj
1 sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch; "the owl's faint monotonous hooting" [syn: monotone, monotonic]
2 tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; "a humdrum existence; all work and no play"; "nothing is so monotonous as the sea" [syn: humdrum]

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English

Pronunciation

  • /məˈnɑtn̩əs/
  • SAMPA: /m@n"Atn=@s/

Adjective

  1. tedious, repetitious or lacking in variety
  2. a droning that does not change pitch

Translations

tedious, repetitious or lacking in variety
  • Finnish: yksitoikkoinen, monotoninen
  • Hungarian: egyhangú, monoton
  • Russian: монотонный, однообразный, скучный
a droning that does not change pitch
  • Finnish: yksitoikkoinen, monotoninen
  • Hungarian: egyhangú, monoton
  • Russian: монотонный, однозвучный, однотонный

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