Mo*not"o*ny (?), n. [Gr. : cf. F. monotonie. See Monotonius.]


A frequent recurrence of the same tone or sound, producing a dull uniformity; absence of variety, as in speaking or singing.


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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