monotonous etymology

English word monotonous comes from English monotone, English -ous

Detailed word origin of monotonous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
monotone English (eng) (ambitransitive) To speak in a monotone. (mathematics) of a function: having the property of either always decreasing or always increasing. (of speech or a sound) having a single unvaried pitch A single unvaried tone of speech or a sound.
-ous English (eng) (chemistry) Used in chemical nomenclature to name chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a lower oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ic. For example sulphuric acid (H2SO4) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H2SO3). See Inorganic nomenclature.. Used to form adjectives from nouns, to denote possession or [...]
monotonous English (eng) Having an unvarying tone or pitch.. Tedious, repetitious or lacking in variety.

Words with the same origin as monotonous

Descendants of monotone
positone semipositone
Descendants of -ous
advantageous analogy autonomous cancerous courageous courteous delirious flirtatious gorge gorgeous incestuous instantaneous miscellaneous momentous murderous nauseous outrageous poisonous sensuous simultaneous spontaneous squeamish synonymous thunderous