[muh-not-n-ee] /məˈnɒt n i/
wearisome uniformity or lack of variety, as in occupation or scenery.
the continuance of an unvarying sound; monotone.
sameness of tone or pitch, as in speaking.
noun (pl) -nies
wearisome routine; dullness
lack of variety in pitch or cadence
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.
[mon-uh-trem-uh-tuh s, -tree-muh-] /ˌmɒn əˈtrɛm ə təs, -ˈtri mə-/ adjective 1. of or relating to a monotreme.
[mon-uh-treem] /ˈmɒn əˌtrim/ noun 1. any animal of the Monotremata, the most primitive order of mammals, characterized by certain birdlike and reptilian features, as hatching young from eggs, and having a single opening for the digestive, urinary, and genital organs, comprising only the duckbill and the echidnas of Australia and New Guinea. /ˈmɒnəʊˌtriːm/ noun 1. […]
[muh-no-tri-kit] /məˈnɒ trɪ kɪt/ adjective 1. (of bacteria) having a single flagellum at one pole.
[muh-no-tri-kit] /məˈnɒ trɪ kɪt/ adjective 1. (of bacteria) having a single flagellum at one pole. /mɒˈnɒtrɪkəs/ adjective 1. (of bacteria) having a single flagellum monotrichous mo·not·ri·chous (mə-nŏt’rĭ-kəs) or mon·o·trich·ic (mŏn’ə-trĭk’ĭk) or mo·not·ri·chate (mə-nŏt’rĭ-kĭt) adj. Having a single flagellum at only one pole or end. Used of certain bacteria.