Monotonous

Pronunciation: [ muh-not-n-uhs ]


Definition: adjective

1: having very little inflection; limited to a narrow pitch range

2: lacking in variety; tediously unvarying

Origin: 1770-1780; Greek


Etymology: from the Late Greek word monótonos


Usage:


Synonyms:

1:

  • boring

  • flat

  • uninflected

  • unchanging

  • unvarying

2:

  • blah

  • repetitive

  • dull

  • boring

  • dreary

Antonyms:

1:

  • varied

  • eventful

  • exciting

  • interesting

  • lively

2:

  • changing

  • variable

  • versatile

Example:

1: Mr. Smith often put students to sleep due to his monotonous tone during lectures.

2: The area was known for its monotonous, flat scenery.

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