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 Dictionary entry overview: What does monotonous mean? 

MONOTONOUS (adjective)
  The adjective MONOTONOUS has 2 senses:

1. tediously repetitious or lacking in variety
2. sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch

  Familiarity information: MONOTONOUS used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

MONOTONOUS (adjective)

Sense 1monotonous [BACK TO TOP]


Tediously repetitious or lacking in variety


monotonous; humdrum

Context examples:

a humdrum existence; all work and no play / nothing is so monotonous as the sea


dull (lacking in liveliness or animation)

Sense 2monotonous [BACK TO TOP]


Sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch


monotone; monotonic; monotonous; flat

Context example:

the owl's faint monotonous hooting


unmodulated (characterized by lack of variation in pitch, tone, or volume)

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