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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…
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