(Mo*not"o*mous) a. [Mono- + Gr. cutting, fr. to cut.] (Min.) Having a distinct cleavage in a single direction only.

(Mon"o*tone) n. [See Monotonous, Monotony.]

1. (Mus.) A single unvaried tone or sound.

2. (Rhet.) The utterance of successive syllables, words, or sentences, on one unvaried key or line of pitch.

(Mon`o*ton"ic Mon`o*ton"ic*al) a. Of, pertaining to, or uttered in, a monotone; monotonous. "Monotonical declamation." Chesterfield.

(Mo*not"o*nist) n. One who talks in the same strain or on the same subject until weariness is produced. Richardson.

(Mo*not"o*nous) a. [Gr. mo`nos alone, single + tone. See Tone.] Uttered in one unvarying tone; continued with dull uniformity; characterized by monotony; without change or variety; wearisome. Mo*not"o*nous*ly, adv.Mo*not"o*nous*ness, n.

(Mo*not"o*ny) n. [Gr. : cf. F. monotonie. See Monotonius.]

1. A frequent recurrence of the same tone or sound, producing a dull uniformity; absence of variety, as in speaking or singing.

2. Any irksome sameness, or want of variety.

At sea, everything that breaks the monotony of the surrounding expanse attracts attention.
W. Irving.

(||Mon`o*trem"a*ta) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. mo`nos single + hole.] (Zoöl.) A subclass of Mammalia, having a cloaca in which the ducts of the urinary, genital, and alimentary systems terminate, as in birds. The female lays eggs like a bird. See Duck mole, under Duck, and Echidna.

(Mon`o*trem"a*tous) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Monotremata.

(Mon"o*treme) n. [Cf. F. monotrème.] (Zoöl.) One of the Monotremata.

(Mon`o*tri"glyph) n. [Mono- + triglyph: cf. F. monotriglyphe.] (Arch.) A kind of intercolumniation in an entablature, in which only one triglyph and two metopes are introduced.

(||Mo*not"ro*pa) n. [NL., fr. Gr. mo`nos single + turn, from to turn.] (Bot.) A genus of parasitic or saprophytic plants including the Indian pipe and pine sap. The name alludes to the dropping end of the stem.

(Mon"o*type Mon`o*typ"ic) a. [Mono- + -type: cf. F. monotype.] (Biol.) Having but one type; containing but one representative; as, a monotypic genus, which contains but one species.

(Mo*nov"a*lent) a. [Mono- + L. valens, p. pr. See Valence.] (Chem.) Having a valence of one; univalent. See Univalent.

(Mo*nox"ide) n. [Mon- + oxide.] (Chem.) An oxide containing one atom of oxygen in each molecule; as, barium monoxide.

(||Mo*nox"y*lon) n. [NL., from Gr. fr. made from one piece of wood; mo`nos alone + wood.] A canoe or boat made from one piece of timber.

(Mo*nox"y*lous) a. [See Monoxylon.] Made of one piece of wood.

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