monotony Definition

lack of variety and interest; tedious repetition and routine.

Using monotony: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "monotony" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The monotony of the job made him quit after a month.

  • Example

    The endless lectures were a source of monotony for the students.

  • Example

    The routine of daily life can lead to monotony if not broken up with new experiences.

monotony Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with monotony

  • to add variety or interest to something that has become dull or repetitive


    She decided to take a trip to break the monotony of her daily routine.

  • the dullness and lack of variety in one's daily existence


    He felt trapped in the monotony of his life and longed for adventure.

  • the repetitiveness of a single sound or tone


    The monotony of the sound of the dripping faucet was driving her crazy.

Origins of monotony

from Greek 'monotonos', meaning 'of one tone'


Summary: monotony in Brief

'Monotony' [muh-not-n-ee] refers to the lack of variety and interest, often resulting from tedious repetition and routine. It can be experienced in various contexts, such as work, school, or daily life, as exemplified by 'The monotony of the job made him quit after a month.' The phrase 'break the monotony' suggests adding variety to something that has become dull or repetitive.