monotonous

[ muh-not-n-uhs ]

Part of Speech

adjective

Definition

having very little inflection; limited to a narrow pitch range

Origin + Etymology

1770-1780; Greek

from the Late Greek word monótonos

Synonyms

  • boring
  • flat
  • uninflected
  • unchanging
  • unvarying

Antonyms

  • varied
  • eventful
  • exciting
  • interesting
  • lively

Example

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

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