1. mono- + ton- "tone" + -y.
2. 含义：of one tone, sameness of tone.
3. => lacking in variety, uninteresting, wearisome, tiresome.
- monotony (n.)
- 1706, originally in transferred sense of "wearisome, tiresome," from French monotonie (1670s), from Greek monotonia "sameness of tone, monotony," from monotonos "monotonous, of one tone," from monos "single, alone" (see mono-) + tonos "tone" (see tenet). Literal sense of "sameness of tone or pitch" in English is from 1724.
- 1. She watches television to relieve the monotony of everyday life.
- 2. They broke the monotony of the weary journey with songs and jokes.
- 3. The rooms are admirably cool and shady after the hot brown monotony of the countryside.
- 4. The warmth of the room and the monotony of the speaker's voice grew soporific.
- 5. A night on the town may help to break the monotony of the week.
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