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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Boring or tiresome.

Usage examples (39)
  • How monotonous the sounds of the forest would be if the music came only from the Top Ten birds.
  • The owl's faint monotonous hooting
  • The thin monotonous wail that convulsed her scrawny frame drove her mother, Esperance, to desperation.
  • "Oh, my night could not be called monotonous," said he, and laughed. for more
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