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Meaning of MONOTONY

Pronunciation:  mu'nâtnee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the quality of wearisome constancy and lack of variety; "he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work"; "he hated the sameness of the food the college served"

MONOTONY is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: sameness
 See Also: unvariedness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mo*not"o*ny\, n. [Gr. ?: cf. F. monotonie. See
1. A frequent recurrence of the same tone or sound, producing
   a dull uniformity; absence of variety, as in speaking or

2. Any irksome sameness, or want of variety.

         At sea, everything that breaks the monotony of the
         surrounding expanse attracts attention. --W. Irving.

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