monotony monotony  /mə ˈnɑ tə ni/


  1. (n) the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety
  2. (n) constancy of tone or pitch or inflection



  1. The city was an urban jungle, nothing to relieve the monotony of the drab, derelict buildings.
  2. The biggest killer for a soldier is not so much the landmines but the unrelenting monotony.
  3. The security guards outside swank buildings are trapped into unbearable monotony measured out in the hours of their watch.


  1. The Joy Formidable

    Categories: MISCELLANEA Every day life is, overall, a monotonous affair; repetitive, perhaps not depressing but certainly not always exciting. Key to fighting that monotony is finding the... ( Read more... )
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Hardwood Paroxysm

  2. Stay motivated at Steel Caliber CrossFit

    Fitness facility in Bethlehem offers dynamic workouts for every body type. If you detest the monotony of your workouts or the way you look in last year's swimsuit, Steel Caliber CrossFit in Bethlehem may be the solution to your problem.        
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Morning Call

  3. Chris Gill: NASCAR doubleheaders? Yes. How will they work? No idea

    I’ve long championed the modernization of the 36-race schedule, because I don’t need to watch races at the same place twice in one season – especially when said events are only separated by one or two months. The addition of road courses (just a couple, not a dozen or anything) to the Sprint Cup schedule would certainly help break up the monotony, but imagine having a few doubleheader weekends ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Journal-Standard


  1. "He's wide-eyed. He's an adventurer," says Oka. "He's someone who was stuck in the monotony of being a cubicle office worker thinking there's got to be more to life, and he never gave up on that dream. I'm fortunate to live variously through...
    on Apr 16, 2007 By: Masi Oka Source: FOXNews

  2. "I am pretty clear about what I want to do. I don't want to go down the road doing serious cinema. I am happy doing commercial films. The fun films give the audience time to escape the monotony in everyday life," Katrina told IANS in an...
    on Mar 20, 2008 By: Katrina Kaif Source: Sify

  3. "We wanted to break up the monotony a little," Richt said. "It was going to be practice 12 in a row with no break or weather days. We're banged up, a little nicked up like everybody else across the country. We thought it was a good time to...
    on Aug 13, 2008 By: Mark Richt Source: (subscription)

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