Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “monotonous”

See all translations

monotonous

adjective uk   /məˈnɒt.ən.əs/ us    /-ˈnɑː.t̬ən-/
C1 not changing and therefore boring: a monotonous job a monotonous voice The music became monotonous after a while.
monotonously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “monotonous”
in Korean 단조로운…
in Arabic رَتيب, عَلى وَتيرة واحِدة…
in French monotone…
in Turkish sıkıcı, yavan, tekdüze…
in Italian monotono…
in Chinese (Traditional) 單調乏味的, 毫無變化的…
in Russian монотонный, однообразный…
in Polish monotonny…
in Spanish monótono…
in Portuguese monótono…
in German monoton…
in Catalan monòton…
in Japanese 単調な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 单调乏味的, 毫无变化的…
(Definition of monotonous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of monotonous?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “monotonous” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cold snap

a short period of cold weather

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More